I LOVE this soup! It reminds me of the 'Green Soup' i used to order at a little cafe. Not because there are greens, but the texture and satisfaction. I stumbled on this gem over at the Hallelujah Acres website.I shopped for groceries around 3 in the afternoon, and I made it pretty much straight away. I was hungry from not having had my lunch yet, and thought I'd have a bowl before supper. It didn't take long to do, very little prep work, being that's it's only water, spices, 2 onions, a couple carrots, a rib of celery, and some broccoli. (I used 'baby broccoli', labeled broccolini or broccolette, depending on which store I go to.)
My son came downstairs and said, "Whoa. That smells so good!" We sat down and had a bowl, both loving it. I went back for another, then a bit of another. SO GOOD.
After letting it cool in the pot, I went to put away the rest and instead ended up eating it.
The punchline is that this soup was all gone before dinner. ahem.
(Next time, I am doubling this recipe.) This makes a conservative 4 Servings. My son and I did decide that this is a weekly staple from now on. Now that we are stocked up on all the spices, it will be an inexpensive soup to make.
Submitted By: Melody HordJam packed with immune boosting vegetables, curry, turmeric, garlic, and other healing herbs, this Recovery Diet soup is just what the doctor ordered!
- 2 sweet onions (one blended, one chopped)
- 4 cups broccoli (chopped)
- 2 carrots (peeled and cut into rounds)
- 1 celery rib (chopped)
- 1 tsp curry powder
- ⅛ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp coriander
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp unrefined salt
- ½ tsp dried minced onion
- ½ tsp yellow mustard seeds
- 4-½ cups water
- Cut an onion in 8 pieces and blend in a blender with ½ cup of water.
- Pour mixture into a pot and add all other ingredients including the remaining 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes with lid on.
- After 15 minutes, remove 2 cups of soup and place in a blender. Let soup cool for a couple of minutes in the refrigerator.
- Slowly blend the 2 cups, being careful to let steam out of blender. ** NEVER ** blend hot soup under a sealed blender lid. (Blending builds the steam's pressure, which will blow the lid off, causing hot soup to erupt, potentially causing severe burns.)
- Add blended portion back to the pot.