WHB #57: Potato soup with parsley pesto

This week Kalyn hosts the WHB, the event, she initiated over one year ago.

My favourite herb is parsley, I wrote about it for the One Year Anniversary of Weekend Herb Blogging. I like the combination of potatoes and parsley and this week I have another dish with potatoes and parsley.

Potato soup with parsley pesto

Potato soup with parsley pesto

A delcious combination!

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Title: Potato soup with parsley pesto
Categories: Soup
Yield: 6 Servings

============================= SOUP =============================
50 grams Butter, 2oz
900 grams Potatoes, peeled and chopped, 2 lb
1 large Onion, diced
850 ml Chicken or vegetable stock, 1 1/2 pt
225 ml 8 fl oz milk, or use half milk and half cream

===================== FOR THE PARSLEY PESTO =====================
Small bunch parsley, leaves chopped
25 grams Parmesan, freshly grated, 1 oz
25 grams Pine nuts, 1 oz
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
100 ml Oz extra virgin olive oil, 3 1/2 fl

============================ SOURCE ============================
Good Food Magazine, Oktober 2006, p. 119
— Edited *RK* 10/30/2006 by
— Ulrike Westphal

A warming soup to start is perfect for cold autumn days, especially
if the kids have been playing outside all morning.

1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the potatoes and onion,
tossing them in the butter until well coated, then season with salt
and pepper. Cover and sweat on a gentle heat for 10 mins. Pour in
stock and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 15-20 mins.

2. Meanwhile, make the pesto: put all the ingredients except oil
into a food processor and whizz until evenly chopped and smooth. Add
the oil and a pinch of salt to taste.

3. Liquidise the soup until smooth, then add the milk (and cream, if
using). Adjust the seasoning if necessary, then serve in warm bowls.
Drizzle 1 tsp of parsley pesto over each bowl of soup. If the pesto
is a bit thick, add a little more olive oil until it is a
‚drizzling‘ consistency.

:PER SERVING 241 kcalories, protein 6g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 11 g
saturated fat 5g, fibre 3g, sugar 5g salt 0.68g
:PREP 15 mins
:COOK 35-40 mins

KNOW-HOW This parsley pesto is such a fantastic sauce, I sometimes
even prefer it to the classic basil version. It makes more than you
need, so pour the remainder into a sterilised jam jar, cover with 1
cm of oil and store in the fridge for up to 1 month. Use it with
pasta, oven-roasted veg or grilled meats, or as a quick salad
dressing. Try replacing half the parsley with mint, coriander or
rocket leaves.

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3 thoughts on “WHB #57: Potato soup with parsley pesto

  1. kalyn (Gast)

    Sounds Great
    It’s good to see you are being loyal to your first love, parsley! It sounds great. I love the idea of the parsley pesto. I think I still have parsley in my garden too. (Haven’t been out there for about a week.

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