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Vegan Carrot and Swede Soup with Sweet Potato

  • 4
  • Easy

Get supper on the table in an instant with Mash Direct's farm fresh foods - and whizz up this super healthy soup for all the family

Vegan Carrot & Swede Soup with Sweet Potato

Nothing beats a big, hearty bowl of soup after school, work or clubs and this delicious Vegan Carrot and Swede Soup with Sweet Potato is just the ticket. Filling, wholesome and ready in moments thanks to a little pre-made secret. Using Mash Direct’s fresh farm made foods you can cut some of the time – but, none of the flavour or nutrients.

Mash Direct is a family run business that offers ‘field to fork’ vegetable accompaniments, created fresh on their farm with the true taste and texture of home cooking. They ensure vegetables are gently steam cooked immediately after harvesting – this gives an unrivalled freshness of flavour and retains the natural texture and nutritional benefits of the veg.

Each dish is low in saturated fat, gluten-free and free from artificial flavourings, preservatives and colourings and no product has a ‘red rating’ for any of its nutritional values. Making this a meal suitable for all the family – vegan or not.

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Ingredients

  • Mash Direct Vegan Carrot & Swede 1 pack
  • sweet potato 1, peeled and cut into chunks
  • vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • organic vegetable stock 1 litre
  • thyme 4 sprigs
  • nutmeg 2 tsp
  • Optional topping Sliced Parsnip, carrot and beetroot to make vegan vegetable crisps.

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

  • Step 2

    Peel and chop the sweet potato and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with vegetable oil and roast in the oven for 35 minutes.

  • Step 3

    For the optional topping, cut thin slices of carrot, parsnip and beetroot and spread evenly on a baking tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil. Season with salt and cook for 8-10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Gently fry the onions and garlic for 5 minutes or until softened.

  • Step 5

    Add the roast vegetables to the onions along with the vegetable stock, thyme and nutmeg.

  • Step 6

    Remove all packaging from Mash Direct’s Vegan Carrot & Swede and add to the mixture. Bring to a slow simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Remove the thyme sprigs then transfer the contents to a food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, use a hand blender and blend until smooth.

  • Step 8

    Remove the thyme sprigs then transfer the contents to a food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, use a hand blender and blend until smooth.

Mash Direct combines six generations of the Hamilton family’s farming expertise to produce an extensive range of delicious and award-winning ‘field to fork’ vegetable accompaniments, created fresh on their farm with the true taste and texture of home cooking.

Mash Direct is headed by the award-winning Hamilton family team: husband and wife Martin and Tracy and their sons, Lance and Jack. The farm is located in the green fields of County Down, close to the shores of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland, and the family is proud to select older heritage varieties of vegetables for their products, chosen specifically for their flavour rather than appearance. 

Mash Direct has a range of over 50 farm fresh products, 22 of which have won Great Taste Awards.

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