Thursday, August 18, 2011

winter greens soup

Winter Greens Soup
4 cups vegetable stock
olive oil
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup of chard and kale stems, finely chopped
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
2 potatoes thinly sliced
1/4 cup white wine or sake
1 bunch of kale, stems removed, leaves washed (8 cups packed)
1 bunch of green chard, steams removed, leaves washed, (8 cups packed)
1 bunch of english spinach, stems removed, leaves washed (8 cups packed)
sea salt
lemon juice
parmesan cheese or creme freche

Saute onions, garlic and stems for a few minutes in olive oil until soft
Add the carrot and potato and saute until vegetables are heated through
add 1/2 cup of stock, cover and cook for about 15 minutes
When the vegetables are tender add the wine and simmer for a few minutes until the pan is almost dry
Stir in the kale and the chard with some sea salt and pepper and add 3 cups of vegetable stock
Cover and cook for a further 20 minutes
Add the spinach for the last few minutes until just wilted
Carefully blend all ingredients ina food processor until smooth
Season with lemon juice and top with creme freche or parmesan cheese
Serve with bread rolls or homemade croutons

Never in my life did I think an almost three-year-old would be so smitten with green anything, but this soup is a hit all around. 

{I adapted this recipe from one a friend of mine gave me, but I am unsure of the original cookbook it is sourced from, so sorry I can't give credit where credit is due.}

xo m.


Carrie said...

Mmmmmmm, this looks delicious. I'm making a note (not a mental note, my brain is too full right now!) to remember this for when the weather turns cool here.

There's so much great stuff to see on your beautiful blog! Thanks for popping by is hard to believe that my 3 big girls were so tiny just a few short years ago.


Catherine Lowe said...

Thank you for sharing!!
I am struggling to get greens into my little guy now too :(, so excited to hear you had success with North.

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