Here's my take on the Finnish Summer Vegetable Soup also known as Kesäkeitto.
I am going to eat it chilled, if I have the patience to wait!
For my summer soup you need new season vegetables!
- 12 small and waxy potatoes
- 3 carrots with green stems (discard the stems)
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- red onions with green stems (chop some of those green stems into the soup)
- 200 g of ditali pasta
- 150 g of frozen or fresh edamame beans
- 150 g of baby spinach
- 6 dl of water for steaming the veggies
- 4 dl of cream for binding the veggies together
- black pepper & salt, QB, for taste
Put in a steamer the potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, scallions, red onions, and ditali pasta and steam for about 8-10 minutes. Put into a pot the cream and steamed veggies along with edamame beans, spinach and about 3 dl of steaming water. Bring to boil, and then lower the heat low, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Ideally you would try to cool this soup down as fast as you can with ice, but based on my experience no one can wait to eat this lovely vegetarian soup.
It is unusually hot still: 20:45 o'clock +32° Celsius!! Flowers are blooming and everything looks super nice! It is summer and we are living in middle of the European heatwave. We read about floods and extreme temperatures around the world. This is how our climate changes. COP26 in Scotland is just a few months away. COP is not just for the politicians and environmentalists, COP is for everyone!