Having guests around for Christmas lunch and wondering what to serve for a starter? This recipe is a tasty soup, suitable for vegan low fodmappers and has Christmas flavours with mixed spice. I have been using my copy of the flavour thesaurus by Niki Segnit, a gift for my birthday, and this marries chestnuts with carrot, celery (celeriac is a low fodmap food with a similar flavour to celery – a good substitution) carrot and rosemary and yes, this really works. It is a slightly sweet, winter roots flavour with a light addition of spices. Your guests will never know you have a low fodmap starter for them that is really easy to make and really tasty!
200g cooked chestnuts
1/4 teaspoon of mixed spice
10 g rosemary
Drizzle of hazelnut oil
Some chilli flakes (if tolerated)
Chop the vegetables
Add all ingredients to a pan
Add water to just cover the vegetables
Season to taste
Serve, drizzle with hazelnut oil and chilli flakes!