Soup makes the world (well, my world) go round.
Super Greens Soup
(serves 1 for several meals)
1 litre stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 leeks, trimmed, halved and chopped
200g broccoli florets
2 courgettes, halved and chopped
2 handfuls kale
2 handfuls spinach
zest and juice of 1 lime
100g chopped fresh coriander
Cream or yoghurt (optional)
olive oil (for softening onion)
salt & pepper
Make up the stock. Chop the onion finely. Trim, halve and chop the leeks. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and leek and soften for a couple of minutes.
Add the stock, then the broccoli, courgettes and kale. After four or five minutes add the spinach, lime and coriander. After another four or five minutes, or once the vegetables are all soft, remove from the heat, and liquidise (my Braun Multimix was the best birthday present I’ve ever had). Add salt & pepper to taste.
If you want, add a little cream or yoghurt to thicken the soup, but it shouldn’t need it.