Sunday, April 18

Soup on Sunday: Creamy Dutch Mustard

Last week during my layover in Amsterdam I had the most delicious and unusual soup—cream of mustard (or Zaanse Mosterdsoep). Certainly this is a new one for me, but mustard soup has a long tradition in Holland. I started looking for recipes to recreate this at home, and found a delicious vegan version. It’s really quite simple and healthy too, as it is creamy without using cream. For a more decedent version you could always add crème fraiche.

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
1 leek, thinly sliced
1/2 small celery root, diced
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 bottle dry white wine
6 cups vegetable stock
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons coarse, ground mustard*
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
fresh rosemary sprig
fresh thyme sprig
sea salt
fresh ground pepper

Heat olive oil in a large stock pot. Add all vegetables and sauté until soft, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and allowing to cook evenly. Add the flour and mix well. Pour in the wine and stir it for a few minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a low boil.

Add the thyme, rosemary and fennel seeds and reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the Dijon and ground mustard, simmering an additional 15-20 minutes. Remove rosemary and thyme and puree soup in batches. Push the pureed soup through a fine sieve to create a very smooth soup. Rewarm soup if needed. Serve hot with crusty bread.

*This is traditionally made with mustard from the Zaan. Any mustard with whole mustard seeds will work well too.

Serves 4


pve design said...

Please pass....the mustard soup! Sounds tasty!

ALL THE BEST said...

Patricia your comments always make me smile!

Boxwood Terrace said...

Oh, this soup sounds delicious. Must give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

This soups sounds lovely - especially for a rather cool and cloudy spring afternoon.
I do love your Soup on Sunday posts-any updates on that cookbook idea???

mary said...

Glad to see that you arrived home safely with all of the Icelandic problems in the UK. The soup sounds delish.
Have a great week--Mary

Unknown said...

This sounds tasty with some great bread or oyster crackers. Yum....more please!


A Gift Wrapped Life said...

This sounds positively delicious on this somewhat chilly day. I'm on it.

Unknown said...

love your soup recipes.

emma said...

Never heard of this either. I bet it is good for you and helps clear the sinuses. Hoping for a rainy day to try it out.

Gwen Driscoll said...

This sounds delish! I'm traveling this week working so I'll have to save this one for when I return.


Thank you for you kind remarks on RHS. It's so appreciated. Just love your blog and you!

Talk soon.


So excited for you and your new launch. Really, really exciting. And, all your hard work has paid off too. Great feeling!

Removalists Australia said...

It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

La Petite Gallery said...

Soup sounds devine. I'll try to make it.Thanks


Dumbwit Tellher said...

A must try delicious looking soup Ronda. Warm weather or not it sounds yummy. Thank you!

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This looks so good.

cucina testa rossa said...

half a bottle of white wine! now that's MY kind of soup! :)