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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

wicked greens soup



This is one of those powerhouse soups - loaded with gorgeous greens and mint fresh from the garden. Sometimes I make it with English peas, but today I opted for some sweet potato instead.
I began by filling a bowl with all the freshest greens I had, which included a box of mixed salad greens with baby spinach, arugula, and radicchio; then some new scallions ( green onions), baby kale, and mint. Something like that, you have to breathe in a heady whiff of garden greens - oh, it is intoxicating!
It cooked up in no time, and, served with crusty sourdough bread and melting mozzarella, was perfect for this rainy day.
To make:
3 cups water
3/4 cup diced, peeled sweet potato
4 trimmed scallions, sliced
2 cups torn kale, no stems
2 handfuls salad greens ( mostly spinach)
1 T. olive oil
salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
1/3 cup chopped mint
1 minced garlic clove
a pinch of nutmeg
Simmer potato in the water until just tender.
Add the greens, scallions, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper and simmer for ten minutes.
Take off heat, add the nutmeg and mint, and blend, using an immersion blender, or a regular blender.
Taste carefully, adding more pepper or salt as needed.
Serve with warm, crusty bread and cheese.
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14 comments:

Jen said...

Stunning photo of your soup! Perfect timing too, I think we're in for a slew of rainy days...

katrina said...

Thanks for the kind words, Jen! I'm loving the rain - no need to water the garden - but mostly to curl up with a good book....

Chef Fresco said...

What a pretty soup! And sweet potatoes?! I bet it was so delicious!

katrina said...

Thanks, Chef! Actually, I used to use English peas in this soup, but I thought it made the soup too sweet - the sweet potatoes were a perfect balance.

burpandslurp said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with this. Wicked cool color!

katrina said...

Thanks, B&S! And thanks for the link to your blog! Wishing you all kinds of success with battling your eating disorder, I know it's hard....

Michelle said...

Your soup looks so good! I might make this tonight!

katrina said...

Cool, Michelle! Isn't it amazing that all those leafy greens make a few bowls of soup? Glad you enjoyed!

Katrina

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds fresh and delicious! I love the bright flavor of greens.

katrina said...

Completely agree, lisa! It's wonderful when the color of the soup matches not only the fresh flavor, but the healthfulness of the ingredients! Thanks so much!

Maris said...

He I would like to make this, if for no other reason, to freak out my green-hating guy friends! LOL. Looks so GREEN but I think I would love just about any soup.

katrina said...

Hummmm, Maris, maybe that's why my son never comments on my green soups:) It's awfully good, and I hope you try it just for yourself - but let me know the reaction if/when you DO serve it to your friends!

tastyeatsathome said...

Love the photo of the soup. And it sounds delicious, especially with some sourdough!

katrina said...

So happy you said that, Alta - because I was just thrilled with this shot! Merci a bunch!
And you are so right that a hunk of sourdough bread would be perfect with this.