Accented with ginger and scallions, this is a simple soup with a luxurious texture and comforting, subtle flavours. Add a little minced garlic (1T) for a little extra flavor.
2 cups peeled and diced rutabaga*
2 cups trimmed, cored and diced fennel
2 tart baking apples (preferably granny smith)*
1 scallion, minced (2″ of green reserved for garnish)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2t coarse sea salt
1T fresh grated ginger
2 cups of unsweetened soy milk
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Toss everything up to (but not including) the soy milk in a large bowl until well-coated.
Spreading in a shallow even layer and roast until lightly browned (about 1 hour). Ovens vary; use the colour and texture as your guide.
Set aside about 2-4T of roasted vegetables for garnish and puree the remainder.
Add the soy milk and puree further until smooth.
Bring the soup to a simmer on low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the nutritional yeast and stir to combine.
Ladle the soup out into bowls and garnish with a little roasted vegetable and scallion greens.
*Produce is often waxed to preserve moisture (including apples and rutabagas), and the wax may be made using animal products. Apples, for example, are still often coated with shellac made from insects. Organic apples are more likely not to be coated, but even some organic apples in the United States in particular are coated with beeswax. Choose unwaxed to be safe.