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With its earthy flavors and strong herbal aroma, this chestnut soup with sage makes the most delicious starter to a subtle meal.

Chestnut Soup with Sage

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Cuisine: Plant-based
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

With its earthy flavors and strong herbal aroma, this chestnut soup with sage makes the most delicious starter to a subtle meal.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 sage leaves, chopped (+ extra for serving)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups (75 cl) water + 1 vegetable stock cube*
  • 2 ⅔ cups (400g) canned chestnuts, cooked and peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon (15g) unsalted butter
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¾½ cup (180240 ml) heavy cream**

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft and translucid. Add the sage leaves, garlic and sauté for one minute.
  2. Add the chestnuts to the pot, keeping a few of them aside for serving, and cover with vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Mix the soup with a hand blender until smooth, then put it back to the pot.
  4. Pour in the cream** and heat on medium-low heat until soup is hot but not boiling, adjusting seasoning as needed.
  5. In a small sauté pan, melt butter with the remaining olive oil. Dice the remaining chestnuts, add them to the pan, and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  6. Serve the soup in small bowls, top with sautéed chestnuts, and add a few sage leaves to decorate. Enjoy!

Notes

* The vegetable stock cube and water can be replaced with approx. 3 cups vegetable broth.

** Adjust the quantity of liquid depending on how creamy you like your soup.

Keywords: Chestnut soup with sage