So call me crazy, but sometimes on a hot day, I enjoy a bowl of warm soup!  I know!  It's nutty, but I do! 

I decided to make scallion soup today because I ended up with a bunch and I mean a BUNCH of scallions.  This soup uses a lot so it's a natural fit.  I particularly love this soup cause it has a very earthy and fresh taste.  

Scallion Soup

Serves 6

What you'll need:

5-7 bunches of scallions, thinly sliced

4 tbsp. of butter

1 potato, diced into small pieces

6 cups vegetable stock (or chicken if you are into that)

Salt and Pepper 

What you'll do:

Place the butter and sliced scallion, minus about a 1/4 cup for garnishing, in a large pot on low.  Saute for about 5 minutes, just till they are soft.  Add the potato and mix.  Add in all the stock and bring to a boil, then reduce down to a simmer.  Cover and let cook for about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Let the soup cool down for few minutes.  Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Now for a creamier soup, you could add some heavy cream at this point.  About 1/2 cup would be right.

Serve warm with olive oil drizzled on top, scallions sprinkled in the middle and a pinch of salt.


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