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Mrs Green’s kale and pea soup!

Submitted by on Saturday, 21 July 2012 Loading Add to favourites  3 Comments

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite so satisfying as not knowing what to eat and ‘accidentally’ creating a favourite dish.

Yesterday was a bit of a ‘cupboards are bare’ day.

Vegetables needed using up from the ‘fridge, I had been freezing fruit all morning, doing some housework and lunch time had come and gone.

Suddenly I felt a bit, erm ‘green’ and realised I’d not eaten so looked around my sad looking vegetables and decided to make soup.

The end result was totally amazing AND it only took ten minutes to make – what’s not to love!?

So without further ado, here is my new

super green pea and kale soup recipe!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, roughly chopped
1/2 leek, roughly sliced
1 clove garlic, smashed
pinch each of mixed, dried herbs, paprika and turmeric
good handful of freshly shelled peas (or frozen would work fine I’m sure)
Big handful chopped kale
1 pint Water or stock
few sprigs fresh mint leaves

Method:

Heat the oil and gently fry the onion, leek, garlic and spices until beginning to soften
Add the peas and kale along with water or stock
Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes
Remove from heat, add few sprigs of fresh mint then blitz until smooth and enjoy

I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this soup is. You’ll notice I don’t add salt, but you could add it at the end or substitute with soy sauce or dried seaweed.

Tell me; what recipe have you created ‘ by accident’ that has become a firm favourite?

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