Pota Brata (Irish Flag Soup)

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'Brata' is Irish for flag and 'pota' is pot. This winter warming vegetable soup is called flag soup because when you cut the vegetables up it makes the colors of the Irish flag. The French call it 'mirepoix,' the Italians 'soffrito.' Either way, it makes a lovely soup for those chilly winter days. Serve with crusty bread rolls.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 large white onions, diced

  • 3 large carrots, diced

  • 3 large stalks celery, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 ½ quarts vegetable broth

  • 3 tablespoons dried sage

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Season with the sage, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and cook until the flavors blend, about 1 hour.

  3. Pour the soup into a blender pitcher to no more than half full. Hold the lid of the blender firmly in place. Carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into your serving vessel. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup in the cooking pot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
2g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 248mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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