Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes
List of ingredients to make Jerusalem artichoke soup for 4 people
– 500 g of Jerusalem artichokes – 1 onion – 1 clove of garlic – 1 liter of vegetable stock – 20 cl of crème fraîche – 2 tablespoons of olive oil – Salt and pepper
1. Peel and cut the Jerusalem artichokes into pieces. Do the same with the onion and garlic. 2. Put the olive oil in a saucepan and brown the Jerusalem artichokes, onion and garlic for about 10 minutes. 3. Add the vegetable stock to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. 4. Once the Jerusalem artichokes are cooked, mix everything until smooth. 5. Add the crème fraîche, salt and pepper. Mix well and let heat for another 2 minutes. 6. Serve hot. Do not forget : The soup will be ready when the Jerusalem artichokes are very tender.
This velouté is a recipe that is both delicious and low in calories. Jerusalem artichokes are rich in fiber and potassium, which is good for digestion and maintaining good blood pressure. Each serving of this soup contains approximately 200 calories. For a lighter version, you can replace the crème fraîche with natural yogurt or soy cream.
Tips and variations
For an extra touch of indulgence, don’t hesitate to sprinkle your velouté with a few crushed hazelnuts. This will add crunch and a mild flavor that pairs well with the Jerusalem artichokes. And for those who like bolder flavors, why not try a curry version? Simply add a teaspoon of curry powder at the same time as the vegetable stock. It’s a great way to vary the pleasures! A little advice : Jerusalem artichokes tend to darken once peeled. To avoid this, sprinkle them with lemon juice as soon as you cut them.