Sunday, September 25, 2016

Vegan Artichoke Soup

Artichoke Soup

Soup, what does it mean to you? For me it’s warmth, comfort and nourishment in one bowl. I can enjoy soup any time of day or year, no matter what the weather. When your full from enjoying a bowl of soup you feel nice and warm, it’s like you’re getting a hug back. There are different kinds of soup depending on region and ethnicity. They can be clear, creamy, full of meat, veggies, hot or cold. When my husband and I would visit his late Uncle and Aunt who were in their nineties, a pot of soup was always brought out, I cherish that memory.

Artichokes in the Garden

I’ve been clearing out the garden and preparing the ground for winter. Some of the plants I will leave alone and just cover them with some hay. Others I will till into the soil. This year I let some of the dill and bush beans dry out and go to seed so I could save them and plant them again next year. Hopefully I will remember where I tucked these seeds away. One of the plants that I did not pull out but cut way down was the artichoke bush. Hence this fresh artichoke soup.

yield: 3 to 4print recipe

Artichoke Soup

prep time: 45 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 75 mins
Light and creamy with the distinct flavor of artichoke is the best way to describe this soup. The perfect way to bring in fall.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 7 Artichokes (about 2 cups hearts)
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • chives for garnish
  • Salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy, large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and shallots and stir. Cook until onions are translucent, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes and artichokes, cook for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, salt, and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth. Pour back into pot, taste and season again with salt and pepper if needed.
  4. To serve, ladle into bowls and then garnish with fresh chives.
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65 comments:

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    1. Hi Velva, so sorry somehow I deleted part of your comment which was so thoughtful.

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  2. I love artichokes and soup, so I need to try this recipe out! :) Those artichokes look so pretty growing in your garden!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, the artichoke plant is from the year before, the first year there was only one, this year we hit the lottery.

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  3. Your photos of the soup look like they're from a cookbook...which brings me to...When are you going to write a book incorporating recipes which include garden delights?

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    1. Oh thanks Kim you are so sweet. I still have so much to learn about gardening.

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  4. Oh come now Cheri, your just showing off. Who is lucky enough to grow artichokes in their back yard- let alone have enough to cut back and create a masterfully delicious soup? It's a wow.

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    1. Thanks Peggy, I know I can't believe it either, this year was a great one for the artichokes.

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  5. Wow, your artichokes were amazing. I really must plant more!

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    1. Hi Tandy, that was just one plant, isn't that crazy?

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  6. I have never had a soup made with artichokes...this looks really CREAMY and tasty, Cheri. Your artichoke plants are amazing!!

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    1. Thanks Angie, I used a potato to help make it more creamy.

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  7. I can have soup all year round too but it's especially perfect this time of year when the evenings cool down a bit. Love that you used artichokes! Looks so creamy!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I agree, seems like fall is coming a little early this year.

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  8. The soup looks nice, Cheri, and vegan is right up my alley! I could drink soup in any weather too. Yesterday, I had some for lunch ♥

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  9. Absolutely beautiful soup that I need to try very soon. Pinned!

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  10. Hi Cheri - I would love to try this but want to make sure I know which part of the artichoke you are using! When you say heart, do you mean the section of the tender leaves in the center, or to concave, really tender bottoms? I have heard people refer to the bottoms as hearts!

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    1. Hi David, it 's the part under the choke. First I pull of most of the leaves, then I cut the artichoke in half, scoop out the choke and it is the meaty part under that. Hope that helps.

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  11. This soup is the perfect start to fall, looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Vicki and Ruth, appreciate you stopping by.

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  12. You grow the coolest things Cheri - this soup looks amazing!

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  13. Lucky you to have fresh artichokes growing right in your own garden! The soup sounds wonderful!

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    1. We had a good crop this year, in fact my best yet, thanks Chris!

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  14. I love artichokes, but I have yet to them in my soup. This vegan soup looks so creamy and comfy. Perfect for this cool weather.

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    1. Thanks Anu, it is cooling down where we are too, love fall.

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  15. Cheri:

    It's cold and rainy here today. Your soup will be perfect. Soothing. Thank you so much. D

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    1. Oh I love everything about rainy weather, sounds wonderful Dena.

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  16. I have never tried artichoke soup but am fascinated! I adore soup too - anytime of the year. The texture and color is lovely and your garden looks great even at the end of the season!

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    1. Thanks Trisha, have not turned the soil yet, love it when everything is going to seed, the bees seem to enjoy it so much.

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  17. I tried growing artichokes this year, but I think they were too close to the (really tall) tomatoes, since only some grew--and none to the point of flowering. Up in Wisconsin, this was a stretch anyway! Your soup looks great!

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    1. We had a warmer than normal summer so I think that is why the artichokes did so well. Thanks for stopping by Inger.

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  18. I want soup more than ever right now, Cheri. Trying to fight off a lingering cold, I could surely use this. Artichoke soup is one I haven't made and it sure looks and sounds like a divine treat.

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    1. Thanks Monica, hope you feel better soon, soup always makes me feel better even if it is only temporary.

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  19. I am so envious of your gorgeous artichoke plant! What a great growing climate you must have there. I hate the thought of putting the garden 'to bed' but that's what makes spring such a wonderful time of year. I love artichokes but have never made soup with them. It sounds delicious! A warm hug, indeed :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, you are so right, it's always for the best but hard to do, especially for some of the flowers.

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  20. I have never tried a soup with artichoke. This sounds and looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Kushi, artichokes can be hard to clean but well worth it.

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  21. Dear Cheri, your soup looks so wonderful - what a fabulous recipe for late September and what a tasty use of your beautifully and lovingly grown artichokes. Great pictures too - just wonderful!
    Andrea

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    1. Oh thank you Andrea, gardening can be both trying and satisfying. This year was a good year for the artichokes.

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  22. I love making vegan soups that are always shockingly super creamy. I haven't tried artichoke yet, but I bet it is great!

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    1. Yes they are creamy, if you didn't know better you would always go for the vegan one because it has more flavor, right? Thanks, Laura.

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  23. LOVE that you grow artichokes!! A bit envious here :) This soup sounds fantastic!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, this year the weather was much warmer than usual I believe that was the big reason they did so well. Hope you are having a great week.

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  24. I have been buying artichokes from a local farmer and they are very good. Thank you for posting this recipe , now I have delicious looking recipe for soup.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, hope you get a chance to enjoy this soup. Take care!

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  25. We let our dill go to seed last year (because we were too lazy to harvest the seeds) and this year we had a huge crop of drill! It reseeded itself nicely. But your method is better! Anyway, how fun to grow artichokes! Lucky you! And this soup looks just superb. Thanks!

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    1. The artichokes were very easy to grow as all I did was plant them and watch them grow. Left some dill to reseed itself as well, will see which way does better, take care John.

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  26. i have never seen or tasted artichoke soup, but it's gorgeous and very appealing! suitable for everyone, too--can't beat that!

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    1. Thanks Grace, artichoke soup is one of my favorites.

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  27. Oh Cheri, I love artichoke, but never had soup...sounds delicious...thank you so much for the recipe.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, I am having a great week, looks like fall is steam rolling it's way in.

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  28. Soup is one of my favorite food groups and I've never tried artichoke soup. I hope we still have them in the market.
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amalia, hope you still can find some artichokes:)

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  29. What a fun recipe...and I love that you grew your own artichokes! We planted artichoke seeds one year, but they never really came up. I should try 'em again next year. I love a good soup (especially this time of the year) so I definitely need to try this one! Yum!!

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    1. Thanks David, I purchased the artichoke plants already started, the first year there was only a couple and then I cut them back. This year they came back and we had our hands full.

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  30. I absolutely am that person who eats soup all year round!! But I love it most during the fall and winter - so cozy. This artichoke soup sounds wonderful!

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  31. i like artichoke dip so i'd imagine i'd enjoy the soup, too.

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    1. Thanks Theresa, appreciate you stopping by.

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  32. I have never had one either..love the pic too!

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    1. Thanks Monique, if you like artichokes, you should like this soup,

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  33. I love soup -- any kinds of soup. And this just looks inviting!

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