Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
YieldsServes 6 (9 cups) (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
AuthorStacy Adimando

Nutty sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, give this soup deep flavor. Find them at farmers' markets and well-stocked grocery stores.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 400°. Pulse sunchokes in a food processor until coarsely chopped, working in batches if necessary. Spread sunchokes evenly on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle each sheet with 1 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt; toss well. Roast sunchokes until tender, about 20 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large pot over medium heat and add shallot; cook, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in coconut milk and vegetable broth, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a simmer.

Step 3
3

Heat remaining 2 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook brussels sprouts, stirring occasionally, until softened and starting to brown, about 4 minutes.

Step 4
4

Transfer roasted sunchokes to pot of broth and blend, using an immersion blender (or blend broth with sunchokes in a blender) until smooth. Adjust consistency with water if needed and season to taste with salt.

Step 5
5

Ladle into 6 bowls and top each with some brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, and a thin drizzle of oil.

Ingredients

 1 1/2 pounds sunchokes, scrubbed well and very dark spots removed
  About 5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
 1 large shallot, finely chopped
 2 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
 1 qt. reduced-sodium vegetable broth
 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced brussels sprouts
 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. chopped roasted hazelnuts

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 400°. Pulse sunchokes in a food processor until coarsely chopped, working in batches if necessary. Spread sunchokes evenly on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle each sheet with 1 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt; toss well. Roast sunchokes until tender, about 20 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large pot over medium heat and add shallot; cook, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in coconut milk and vegetable broth, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a simmer.

Step 3
3

Heat remaining 2 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook brussels sprouts, stirring occasionally, until softened and starting to brown, about 4 minutes.

Step 4
4

Transfer roasted sunchokes to pot of broth and blend, using an immersion blender (or blend broth with sunchokes in a blender) until smooth. Adjust consistency with water if needed and season to taste with salt.

Step 5
5

Ladle into 6 bowls and top each with some brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, and a thin drizzle of oil.

Sunchoke Soup with Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnuts