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Harvest Soups

Browse through these comforting soup recipes from Vitamix. Not only delicious, but these time-saving recipes are perfect for busy autumn schedules.

Pumpkin Soup Acorn Squash Soup Sweet Potato Soup Shrimp Chowder

Pumpkin Soup by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: vegetarian, low cholesterol

Yield: 4 c (960 ml)

Difficulty: Easy

Total Time: 22 Minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (368 g) canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup (58 g) sliced onions, sautéed
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves, roasted
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from vented lid.

Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds. Substitute vegetable broth for a vegetarian option.

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Acorn Squash Soup by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: low fat, low cholesterol

Yield: 4 c (960 ml)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Total Time: 55 Minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480 ) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) low fat evaporated milk
  • 1/2 medium acorn squash, cooked, peeled, seeded
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 4-5 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.

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Sweet Potato Soup by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: vegetarian, low cholesterol, low sodium, no added sugar, vegan

Yield: 3 c (720 ml)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Total Time: 25 Minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 (43 g) small onion, peeled
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (270 g) sweet potato, baked
  • 1/2 (75 g) apple, seeded
  • 1 (70 g) carrot, halved
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) water

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, sauté onion in olive oil for 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid. Serve immediately.

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Shrimp Chowder by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: no added sugar

Yield: 3 3/4 c (900 ml)

Difficulty: Advanced

Total Time: 25 Minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons (42 g) light butter spread
  • 1 (40 g) small rib celery
  • 1/4 (28 g) medium onion, peeled
  • 1 (50 g) small carrot, halved
  • pinch of marjoram
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups (480 ml) chicken broth
  • 8 ounces (227 g) shrimp or crab, cleaned
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk

Directions

  1. Place butter, celery, onion, carrot, marjoram, nutmeg, lemon juice, and chicken broth into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  4. Blend for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour into a 4-quart pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Add shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp is no longer pink. Add milk and maintain temperature. Serve immediately.

Chef's Note: The chowder can be puréed to make into a bisque.

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