The hero in this recipe is the chestnut. It's mildly nutty and deliciously sweet flavor is absolutely amazing. To complement the nutty chestnut flavor and give the soup a deliciously healthy winter taste, I added cinnamon, rosemary, nutmeg and pepper. But that was pretty much it. The garnish the soup and make it look super tasty, I added roasted chanterelles, fresh basil, a handful of microgreens, spring onion slices and a tablespoon of sprouted hummus. (The sprouted hummus was an experiment but since it complemented the sweet soup so perfectly with an earthy-nutty flavor, I highly recommend you to give it a try. :)
I'm honest with you, Chestnut Soup preparations can become pretty time-consuming if you use fresh chestnuts. The nuts have to be soaked, baked or cooked and then peeled. And, depending on your chestnut, the peel can be pretty difficult to remove. On the other hand, the flavor if fresh chestnuts is incredible. Therefore, if you have an afternoon to spare for the most delicious soup ever, take a look at my guide on how to prep chestnuts and make the most delicious chestnut soup you ever had.
Alternatively, take a look around in your nearby supermarket. There, you should be able to find precooked and peeled chestnuts during fall season.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Chestnut Soup recipe and make a jump of happiness when you try it for the first time. I'm so in love with the flavor chestnuts. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
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