Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Oranges & Root-Vegetables Soup with Ginger and Tarragon Recipe

A cup of fresh orange juice is what unifies the flavors in a soup made from pureed boiled root vegetables. The hot steamy soup is garnished with both navel and red-fleshed Cara Cara oranges. 


1 Vidalia onion, coarsely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 oranges, such as Cara Cara navels
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large parsnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/4 cups)
1/2 small rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 small celery root, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated peeled ginger
2 thyme sprigs
1/2 cup water, plus more if needed
Fresh tarragon leaves, for garnish 


Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and 3/4 teaspoon salt, and cook until onion is softened, about 6 minutes (do not let brown). Add parsnip, rutabaga, celery root, thyme, and broth. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Discard thyme. Puree soup in batches in a blender until smooth (fill blender only halfway), and transfer to a clean pot.

Finely grate enough peel of 1 orange to yield 1/2 teaspoon zest. Working over a bowl, cut segments of orange free of membranes, and set aside. Squeeze juice from membranes into a bowl, then squeeze enough juice from remaining orange to yield 1 cup total. Just before serving, reheat to warm. Stir in orange zest, juice, ginger, and water, plus more to thin to desired consistency. Season with salt, and garnish with orange segments, tarragon, and pepper.

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Porterville, CA  93257


  1. Orange is my favourite fruit and I am always in a search of different recipes to try out with oranges. I will surely give this one a try. It looks yummy.

  2. I love oranges but not ginger but with this recipe i can digest it easily. this recipe looks healthy and deliscious.

  3. Great content written by the author.
    Must appreciated.
    Will definitely refer it to my friends.


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