Super-green, super-thrifty soup


Super-green, super-thrifty soup
It's all too easy to just throw away the leaves or other green parts of our usual fresh vegetables. This is a real shame, because most of them can be cooked, as in this very green soup that uses up radish tops, spring onion greens and pea pods.

I'm sure you'll get how it's "green" in every sense: economical, simple and a way to reduce waste.
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Last modified on: June 24th 2020

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Rinse all the vegetable tops you have saved.

Here I am using radish tops, pea pods and the green part of a spring onion.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Peel, rinse and slice 2 potatoes, but do not rinse again, as we'll make use of the starch on the slices as a natural thickener for the soup.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Slice the white part of 1 spring onion (scallion).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Melt 50 g butter in a large saucepan on high heat.

When frothing, add the white of the spring onion, salt, pepper and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Add the radish and spring onion tops and cook for a further minute while stirring.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Add the pea pods...

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
...and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Add 1 litre 500 ml water...

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
...then the potatoes.

Stage 9 - 15 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Cook until the potatoes are tender.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Give a good blast with a blender, then check the seasoning.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Pass the soup through a sieve, as the pea pods tend to be a bit fibrous.

Stage 12
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Your soup is ready.
Remarks
You can use almost any vegetable tops for this recipe. Here at home, depending on what's around, we'll use carrot tops, beetroot leaves, chard stalks...

In stage 8 you can add a stock cube for more flavour.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge in a sealed bottle.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
693 Kcal or 2,901 Kj9 gr72 gr42 gr
35 %4 %7 %6 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
29 Kcal or 121 Kj< 1 gr3 gr2 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 litres : 0.82 €

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