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what's cookin good lookin round two: green soup

Sunday, January 27, 2013

some weeks i spend a lot of time surfing blogs, looking for inspiration, others i just rely on the fridge. we are in hawaii, so we have been eating a lot of salads, but DH said he still wanted soup, and.... it just so happened that i had the bones of my favorite green soup lying around the refrigerator - a dear friend in sweden once taught me that if you have a zucchini and a potato, you have soup. and sometime in the last day or so i saw a green soup recipe that used chard and broccoli - which i also happened to have in the fridge.

so… here is my clean out the fridge superb green soup:

1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 stalk broccoli, step and head
1 baking potato
1 zucchini
2 stalks celery
3 green onions
1 bunch chard including stems
5 cups broth (i used better than bullion vegetable broth)
1 tsp dijon mustard
white pepper
thyme

saute the garlic in the olive oil, then add everything, cut up. bring to a boil then simmer until soft. i made this in the pressure cooker, which imho makes food taste even better than on the stove - 10 minutes in the PC, let cool naturally. use a stick mixer or blender to blend, season with dijon mustard, white pepper and thyme.

lots of green goodness to enjoy, with very few calories, but all of them good for you! this is the kind of soup that helps you get your veggies in, and also helps you feel full before a meal - and just plain tastes good...
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  • SEABREEZE65
    Great idea! I like the idea of adding dijon to soup. That would give it a kick. I, too, will make soup out of whatever is in the refrigerator.
    1338 days ago
  • KANOE10
    It looks a great soup with lots of healthy vegetables. Chinese restaurants often carry a green vegetable soup. Thanks for sharing.
    1338 days ago
  • MEDDYPEDDY
    I am totally fascinated by the back of Pelle walking... but the soup seems great too! emoticon
    1339 days ago
  • LIVIN2LOVE1
    That looks so good! Unfortunately zucchini is out of season and what I can find in the grocery store doesn't look good. I'm going to try it out this summer, though! Thanks for sharing!
    1339 days ago
  • BARBARASDIET
    my kind of cooking!
    1339 days ago
  • ROXYZMOM
    I was very interested to see what "green soup" was. After reading the ingredients it sounded a lot better than what I imagined!
    1339 days ago
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