Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami

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Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami

Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami

It feels like yesterday it was summer, and today all of a sudden its turned really cold and wintery.  Usually in the winter I reach for comforting stews and casseroles, but Im trying to be a bit healthy.  The perfect compromise is a winter vegetable soup.  Throw on a crispy salami garnish, and not so healthy, but a decent antidote to miserable November weather.Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • a large red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 potato
  • 1/2 savoy cabbage
  • 100g puy lentils
  • 1.75 / 3 pints of good chicken stock
  • Large squirt of tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices per person of salami

These are the vegetables I had in my fridge, but you cold easily substitute kale, broccoli, green beans – really whatever you have.

Method

Chop and saute the onion, garlic, until soft, adding the carrots, and softening further.  Add the tinned tomatoes and puree, bringing to a simmer.

Add the chicken stock, and simmer further for 15-20 mins until carrots are soft.  Slice the potatoes and cauliflower, and add to the soup.  Simmer for a further 20 mins, adding shredded cabbage around 5 mins before the end.  I like soups to be quite rustic with large bits, and generally take a potato masher to break down the lumps to be about the same size.  If you want it smooth, blitz in a food processor.

Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami

 For the salami, heat in a pan until the visbile white specks of fat have turned translucent, and the salami is crispy, before draining on kitchen paper.  Serve in deep bowls with crusty bread or breadsticks, and the salami crumbled over the top. Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami If you want a vegetarian version, obviously substitute chicken stock with vegetable stock, and serve with a hefty sprinkle of parmesan in exchange for the salami.Winter Vegetable Soup with Crispy Salami

 

 

 

 

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