It’s Easy Being Green Soup

Since completing Live Below the Line I have been eating all the food! Well, all the food except spaghetti and stock cubes. I fully expected me to be completely sick of everything I ate that week, however all it really did was reignite my love of soup! I always long for soup as soon as it starts getting cold enough to think about taking my coat out of the cupboard. I get addicted to it in winter, and although it seems time-consuming and fiddly (at least to me) it is actually ridiculously easy to make. (I’ve tried telling this to my housemate but I think he’s going to ask to be buried with a packet of Laksa Cup o’Soups!)

This soup was a bit of an experiment from a mix of vegetables I had to cook up before I started Live Below the Line – I had no idea what to do with them and my house is freezing so I decided on soup. My friend’s mum gave me a heap of rosemary recently so I decided to chuck some of that in there as well and WOW! Totally made it! And it adds to the soup’s green-ness which makes it look like something Ron cooked up in Potions which I find rather satisfying! 🙂

It’s Easy Being Green Soup

Because I made up this soup with stuff in my fridge I would go ahead and play with the quantities/ingredients as you see fit. You can use one leek and more mushrooms for example would be fine. I want to try it with peas as well…

1 clove garlic
knob of butter/splash of olive oil
2 leeks, sliced finely and washed
3 mushrooms, sliced finely
1 zucchini, sliced finely
250mL vegetable stock
1/2 handful of rosemary leaves

Fry the garlic in butter over a medium heat for a minute or two. Put in the sliced veggies and fry until soft. At this point, because I was using pre-cooked veggies I pureed them in a blender with the rosemary leaves and the vegetable stock before reheating them. If you prefer your soup chunky then skip that step and add the vegetable stock and rosemary straight to the pot. Let it bubble for about 5 minutes so the flavours meld together and eat straight-away with some buttery, crusty bread! Yum!


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