Green Goddess Soup

 
Green Goddess Soup
 

When I come home after traveling, all I dream about is green, fresh, and flavourful things to cook, like this super-vibrant, super-green, super delicious green goddess soup. But boy did I spend a lot of time getting this recipe just right! So I’m super thrilled with how it has finally turned out. And the great thing is that it is super easy to make and incredibly versatile depending on what green veggies, herbs, seeds and nuts I have on hand and it’s BIG on aroma. I have to say, eating dozens of green soups has really paid off!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion,chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 teaspoons ginger, finely chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped-you can also opt for pumpkin or butternut squash
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups homemade vegetable broth
2 rounded cups broccoli stems or florets, or chopped baby bok choy
4 cups tightly packed, roughly chopped kale, Swiss chard or spinach
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Black pepper to taste
For serving: toasted pumpkins, pine nuts, coconut flakes, fresh herbs, etc.

Instructions

– Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions (cook covered for 5 minutes or until the onions are tender, stirring occasionally)
– Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute – just enough time to cook off the rawness of the garlic, allow the flavor to mellow into the dish, and let the aroma to hit its peak.
– Add the potatoes, salt, and broth to the pot. Bring to a boil.
– Reduce to a simmer – simmer covered for 10 minutes. You can use a fork to test to see if the potatoes are tender enough.
– Add the broccoli (or other vegetable), simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the kale or other leafy greens, cover, and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
– Transfer the vegetables into a blender and whizz until smooth.
– Return the soup to the pot and stir in the coconut milk. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Sprinkle soup with toasted pumpkins, coconut flakes and herbs of your choice. Your taste buds will backflip every time you have a mouthful of this green nectar.

 

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