Chilled Green Soup

Chilled Green SoupI probably have a bowl of soup 4-5 days a week in winter. That’s how much I like a hearty flavoursome soup, but having a soup in hot summer is a bit of challenge. I made this cold soup with leftover veggies in the fridge. It’s a great way of using up the leftover, especially all the tough stems of celery, broccoli, coriander, spring onion, leek, etc. Do not waste those bottom bits because there is so much goodness in them and they actually taste awesome. You can make a chilled soup like this or use for making your own vegetable stock.

Okay, I added some spices for a kick, but leave them out if you want. You can also strain the soup after pureeing for a smooth silky soup, but I actually like a bit of texture and fibre in my soup, so I skipped that step. If you are into a creamy rich soup, add more dairy like milk and creme. I just topped with a pinch of saffron here, but for a more crunch and flavour, you can add some roasted nuts or roasted pancetta. Enjoy x

Chilled Green Soup2Ingredients

1 chopped onion
1 cup of broccoli
1 cup of celery
1 cup of zucchini
a handful of coriander stem
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
a pinch of saffron
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
stock or watersalt and pepper to taste

Cook chopped vegetables with coconut oil in a large pot until cooked. Season and add turmeric powder and cayenne pepper as they cook. Add stock or water, bring it up to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool slightly. Puree the soup with a stick blender. Pour into soup bowls and sprinkle saffron. Chill the soup in the fridge for an hour or more. Top with a dollop of creme before serve if you wish.

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