Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) and Leek Soup with Mushrooms Recipe

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Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) and Leek Soup with Mushrooms
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the leek in the hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the sunchokes, celery, carrot, and garlic into the leeks. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaves and 1/2 bunch chopped tarragon. Increase the heat to high; cook and stir until the vegetables are hot, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour the vermouth into the pan; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the vegetable broth, reduce heat to medium-low, and bring the mixture to a simmer; cook until the vegetables are completely tender, about 30 minutes. Reserving a few sprigs for garnish, add the watercress to the soup; allow the watercress to wilt in the hot soup, about 5 minutes.
  3. While the soup simmers, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the melted butter, season with salt and pepper, and cook until completely tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining tarragon and set aside.
  4. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Reserve about 1/3 of the soup in a separate pot. Pour the other 2/3 of the soup into a blender in batches, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Holding the lid of the blender with towel, carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into the pot with the unblended portion. Serve in bowls, topping each with a large spoonful of the cooked mushrooms and a sprig of watercress.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 295.92 Kcal (1239 kJ)
Calories from fat 136.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.15g 23%
Cholesterol 14.67mg 5%
Sodium 1317.51mg 55%
Potassium 701.08mg 15%
Total Carbs 36.19g 12%
Sugars 8.41g 34%
Dietary Fiber 4.72g 19%
Protein 7.22g 14%
Vitamin C 12.8mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 84.1mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 78.55 Kcal (329 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.02g 23%
Cholesterol 3.89mg 5%
Sodium 349.74mg 55%
Potassium 186.11mg 15%
Total Carbs 9.61g 12%
Sugars 2.23g 34%
Dietary Fiber 1.25g 19%
Protein 1.92g 14%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 0.9mg 20%
Calcium 22.3mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.4
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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