Thursday, March 1, 2012

broccoli-spinach soup


This soup is so beautifully, brilliantly emerald green that I really should save it for St Patrick's Day. But it is also incredibly healthy, zip-fast to make, and delicious so I really could not (in good conscience) be so selfish as to not share immediately. It's one of the best ways to get a good big dose of greens in one sitting that I have had in a long time.


I added  hot sauce and more onion to the original recipe - the hot sauce because it just wanted to be there, the onion for health. And it tasted better.


broccoli-spinach soup
(slightly adapted from Whole Living Magazine)


1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced
4 cups organic chicken broth
6 cups chopped broccoli
6 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp tahini
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sriracha  aka rooster sauce


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until beginning to be tender, add the scallions and cook another 2 minutes. Add broth, bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, covered, until bright green and tender - about 3 minutes.


Remove pan from heat and stir in the spinach, Parmesan, and tahini. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Using a hand blender, puree soup until smooth. (If you are using a counter-top blender to puree the soup, be sure to let it cool slightly first or you will be wiping down your walls and ceiling.)


Drizzle with sriracha and sprinkle a bit more Parmesan on each serving. Pass the sriracha - so everyone is happy with the hot :)


Note: this saved and reheated beautifully. Still bright and green, both in colour and flavour.

4 comments:

ec said...

will definitely be making this ... i have a go to broccoli soup recipe that needs to be replaced. maybe this is it!

Eden Lang said...

oh- mom, this looks amazing!!!

Domestic Diva said...

I am currently eating a bowl of this soup and it tastes just as good, if not better than it looks! Salty from the parmesan and spicy from the sriracha and all of the green goodness. Yummy!

Jonathon said...

I made a double batch of this for a bunch of friends and it was a huge hit. Super easy, health, but most of all, delicious.

I'm so glad you're here to vet things. You're like a private test kitchen for everyone who reads your blog!