End of the week and don’t have much food at home…. well throw what you do have at home into a pot and process it into a smooth soup… and hope for the best. That was my thought process behind this meal.
Also i thought… i have made a whole bunch of different soups in the past example:
But i have never made a green soup before… and it was about time i did!
So first off… if i had a better food mixer it would have turned out much smoother. And second off, i thought the soup tasted better cold rather than warm. But maybe it was just because then all the flavours had begun to really mix together.
However it was a good way to use up what i had at home, i.e left over vegetables, a can of beans, can of coconut milk and some burgerbuns which needed to be eaten! Also combined the soup with carrot bread i had made!
Recipe for the carrot bread, HERE.
A very simple soup consisting of few ingredients:
Frozen broccoli, c.a 400g
Frozen peas, c.a 250g
1 can white beans (or alternativly use garbonzo beans)
1 vegetable stock
1 can coconut milk
Salt & pepper
& a food mixer.
Note… you can be more adventuous with the spices such as onion, garlic and different seasonings. But this was what i had at home and so the only seasoning i used was vegetable stock along with salt and pepper!
I am pretty sure you all know the instructions to this recipe without reading them?
Begin by boiling the broccoli along with the peas in vegetable stock until soft. Once done, pour away most of the water (keep about 1/3 – 1/2 depending on how watery/liquidy you want your soup).
Add the white beans along with ex. garlic and onion and coconut milk.
Mix with a handmixer until smooth.
Serve directly or eat cold – works great either way 🙂
I know this dish may not look or sound amazing, but it was very good. And is also a way of using up the food you have at home before buying more. Making soup out of left over vegetables is a good way to use up what you have and not throw away food – but also you could freeze this in and eat later if you want to use up food but won’t have time to eat it all!