Jerusalem artichoke soup with granola

Singlemade Jerusalem artichoke soup with granola

Jerusalem artichoke or topinambur is a forgotten vegetable that’s making a comeback to supermarket shelves. They are irregular and slightly sweet tubers that are good to eat fresh in e.g. a salad, but we’re looking at two warm dishes.

Because soup’s always a big hit with the test panel, a topinambur soup could not be omitted. The recipe is simple and it’s the same as for any other soup, but I chose an original topping. I read online that Jerusalem artichoke pairs well with nuts and honey and those happen to be my homemade granola’s main ingredients. It might sound a bit strange to mix granola with soup, but it works!

And if you’d like to add a salty touch, crispy bacon bits are a perfect complement!

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Jerusalem artichoke soup with granola
Jerusalem artichoke soup with granola
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
Ingredients
Soup
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
Ingredients
Soup
Jerusalem artichoke soup with granola
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse the Jerusalem artichoke, no need to dry it off, and dice it over the cooking pot. Fresh, crunchy rubers don’t need to be peeled, but if they’re a bit older, then I recommend doing so.
  2. Peel the onion, cut in half and into crescents over the pot.
  3. Now add one bouillon cube and 0,5 l of water. Boil over a high heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. If you wish, fry the bacon bits until crispy and leave them to leak out on a paper towel.
  5. Blend the soup as soon as the topinambur softens. You can’t overdo it, the longer you blend, the smoother the soup gets.
  6. Add some soy cream for an extra creamy touch.
  7. Scoop in some homemade granola and serve. Done!
Recipe Notes

This is a white soup and the basic rule (from the cauliflower soup) applies here: add any other vegetable you like, as long as it’s white: white celery, courgette seeds...

Tip: Like the Jerusalem artichoke? Be sure to give the Jerusalem artichoke gratin with Parmesan cheese a try!

Input Singlemade test panel

Pieter was a stranger to topinambur and was pleasantly surprised by this soup! The granola is a great addition and it’s full of good nutrients. Two thumbs up from Pieter!

Kim loved how easy it’s to make, but she was missing something. Next time she’ll experiment with frying the onion beforehand and adding some garlic (Tip). She’s convinced that bacon bits are a welcome addition and she can recommend a crispy pancetta, smoked salmon strips or shrimps as a topping.
Kim’s tip: granola coconut flakes aren’t ideal in this soup. 😉

Valerie’s mom’s tip: add a dash of vodka to the soup!

Singlemade Jerusalem artichoke soup with granola


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