Creamy Belgian Endive Soup

 

Soup again.  Well, yes and I think you will really enjoy this one.  It is light and elegant with a creaminess made without the addition of  milk or cream.  I have replaced the milk or cream with almond milk because I am trying to replace the dairy in my diet.  Almond milk has become a wonderful substitute for me with it’s  lower fat content and zero cholesterol, plus it truly tastes delicious.

The ingredients are simple yet healthy and it is really easy to make.  I pureed it in the end but you don’t necessarily have to if you like a chunky soup.  A little bit of chopping, a little bit of sauteing, a slow simmer, then puree and it’s ready.  You can also eat this cold if you want to.  I enjoyed it hot.

Adapted from Belgian Endive Recipes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 Belgian endives cored and chopped

1/4 cup sweet onion chopped

garlic clove minced

1 – 3/4 cups vegetable broth

1 large potato peeled and cubed

1/4 cup white wine

1 cup almond milk

dill or chives for garnish

Chop the endive, onions and garlic.  Saute in the olive oil about 3 minutes.  Add the broth and wine if using otherwise 2 cups of broth and the chopped potatoes.  Allow to simmer until the potatoes are soft.  I let the soup cool down some before putting it into the food processor or blender.  Process and pour back into the pot, add the almond mild and heat until hot.  Adjust seasonings to you liking.  Serve.

 

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  2. What a very unique soup! I’ve never heard of endive soup and I really can’t even imagine how it taste, since endive isn’t a common ingredient in my kitchen. Thus making me really curious! It looks absolutely delicious and the almond milk should give it just a touch of sweetness. Looks like I’ll be giving this one a try for sure!

  3. I love endive ever since my husband made a dish using it. Endive soup sounds foreign yet I know I’ll definitely fall in love with endive once more. Looks really delicious and I need to shop for endive!

  4. I haven’t done much cooking with endive. This looks like a great soup recipe though.

  5. Creamy soups can really get me back on track on a lousy day…Thanks for this uplifting recipe.

  6. Liz

    Back again :) Hot yoga is done in a studio heated to 95º+. I’m not very limber, so I find I stretch better in a hot room. Of course a lot of sweating is involved too!

    • Suzi

      Wow Liz, that is a pretty hot room. I am going to check and see if the yoga studio near me offers that. It definitely sounds interesting.

  7. Not only does that sound delicious, but that first picture is gorgeous!!

  8. Great photo, never tried endive in soup though. So creamy and comforting!

  9. RisaG

    Very interesting use for endive. Never seen it in a soup before. I am also trying to omit dairy as much as possible for my son but he can’t have almond milk as he is sooo allergic to almonds. Maybe soy milk? The allergist wants him to omit as much dairy as possible.

  10. What delicious soup. I would have never thought of using almond milk in soup. I bet it adds great flavor. I must try this recipe. Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9.

  11. Liz

    So simple, beautiful and delicious…your soup is a winner :)

  12. Yum! I love endive but have never thought of making a soup with it. This sounds incredible. Congrats on top 9!

  13. WOW! What an innovative soup.. would never think to combine those flavors together. Bookmarking this one for sure!

  14. The recipe is just perfect and the gorgeous presentation makes it even more appealing. I am drooling!! Bookmarked for sure!
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  15. What a lovely soup, I never think of endive for soup.

  16. Keep them coming my dear, I love ur soup recipes….
    This looks fantastic, honestly I have not use endive much so this will be a nice recipe to make…
    Deliciousness!!!!

  17. Oh this is nice. I have only used endive in salad :)

  18. Simple but good – sometimes the best recipes don’t have to take a lot of effort/require a lot of ingredients

  19. I am crowing you the Queen of Soups because they all look wonderful!! This is yet another lovely soup by you!! :)

  20. Delicious soup ! Love the addition of almond milk :) I could use a bowl of that soup right now , it’s cold in here ;D

  21. I really am enjoying seeing all of these wonderful recipes for soup. I simply had no idea of the variety that exists out there in the culinary world. This one is new to me, but I love the ingredients you brought together. This is no doubt a delicious creamy blend. Thanks for sharing this one-yum!

  22. I really love the distinctive flavor of endive, but hadn’t considered putting it in a soup. Great idea!

  23. Great soup! I love endive – such a nice flavor. Well done!!!

  24. I love the sound of this soup! I would have never thought to use endive but yum! What a great recipe, I could go for some soup right now. :)

  25. I have never heard of endive IN soup before. I love it though – pinning this to try soon!

  26. Oh this is sooo yummy! Love the recipe and photo is amazingly delicious too! Well done Suzi!!!!

  27. Oooh, you’re transporting me back home :) I grew up in Germany, two hours drive away from Belgium. What a great recipe, thank you for sharing and making me remember good times :)

  28. I love belgian endives but never had them in a soup. This looks delicious.

  29. Great ingredients. Love the photo as well!

  30. I’ve never even seen a belgian endive soup before, this is such a creative recipe. Looks delicious!

  31. Great soup! looks so comforting!

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