Creamy Kale And Courgette Soup

Creamy Kale And Courgette Soup

Posted by May Simpkin | 9 November 2017 | Food & Drink, Magazine

This alkalising super green kale and courgette soup is the perfect winter warmer to ward off the sniffles! Combining these two nutritious vegetables is a great way to ensure your soup is nutrient dense, yet creamy and delicious. Ideal for the whole family or in a flask on the go.

To make this kale and courgette soup, you’ll need….

  • 4-5 large stalks kale, thick stalks discarded and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium courgettes, sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 500ml vegetable stock (optional, otherwise water)
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbs of lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Butter for frying

To serve:

  • Cream cheese, creme fraiche or sour cream
  • Pumpkin seeds

Here’s how….

Steam the kale and courgettes, either separately or using a multi-level steamer until soft and tender. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add a little butter and gently sauté the onions and garlic for 5 mins.

Add stock/water, nutmeg, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and cover. Let it simmer gently for around 5 mins for the flavours to infuse.

Add the vegetables with the lemon juice; this retains the vibrant green colour of the kale and courgettes.

When cool, blend with a hand blender until smooth and creamy. If soup is too thick, add a little boiled water until desired consistency.

When serving, garnish with a teaspoon of cream cheese and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds.

This article first appeared on MaySimpkin.com
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Qualified nutritionist May is passionate about the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Her no-nonsense approach focuses on realistic, practical and achievable advice to improve health and wellbeing.

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