Alkalising green soup

Alkalising green soup

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This super healthy soup combines broccoli and kale with ginger, coriander and turmeric for a nutrient dense and low-fat lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal182
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml stock, made by mixing 1 tbsp bouillon powder and boiling water in a jug
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
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  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, sliced
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  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 3cm/1in piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated, or ½ tsp ground turmeric
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  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 200g courgettes, roughly sliced
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  • 85g broccoli
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  • 100g kale, chopped
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  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
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  • small pack parsley, roughly chopped, reserving a few whole leaves to serve
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Method

  1. Put the oil in a deep pan, add the garlic, ginger, coriander, turmeric and salt, fry on a medium heat for 2 mins, then add 3 tbsp water to give a bit more moisture to the spices.

  2. Add the courgettes, making sure you mix well to coat the slices in all the spices, and continue cooking for 3 mins. Add 400ml stock and leave to simmer for 3 mins.

  3. Add the broccoli, kale and lime juice with the rest of the stock. Leave to cook again for another 3-4 mins until all the vegetables are soft.

  4. Take off the heat and add the chopped parsley. Pour everything into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. It will be a beautiful green with bits of dark speckled through (which is the kale). Garnish with lime zest and parsley.

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Terri2Louise
20th Jun, 2016
3.8
I have made two batches of this soup 1 following the recipe which was lovely but had a bit too much lime in for my liking so the second batch I used only have the recommended amount of lime and it was amazing - will be making again.
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7th Apr, 2016
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Sarahjane52
2nd Mar, 2016
0.05
Very tasty. Will be making this again.
Sarahjane52
27th Feb, 2016
0.05
Made this for lunch today. I didn't have any courgettes, but did add a couple potatoes to thicken it and only added a small amount of lime juice. Made it in my soup maker and it come out lovely and smooth. Very tasty.
SarahRed
22nd Feb, 2016
I made this soup for lunch today after a long cold dog walk, it was delicious and really felt healthy! I used coriander instead of parsley and only half a lime but otherwise followed the recipe. I will certainly be making this again only i think i will be adding a dash of paprika and some black pepper to finish it off! Very lovely soup - would recommend!
Dominique4re
5th Nov, 2015
I made this soup for lunch today . My little boy of one ate all of it which is surprising and great! I found the lime to be a bit overpowering (and I love limes!). I think I'd add a bit more spices for more flavour. I think the key is not to reduce it too much. Overall very healthy tasting and great way to add some greens to your diet . I'll be freezing some portions.
CR28
5th Jun, 2015
I made this by the original recipe and mine was a lush thick green tasty soup with a little zing, very tasty and will be making again!
chu237
6th May, 2015
3.8
I was a bit put off by all the negative comments so I made some changes to the recipe and it turned out to be a delicious soup! I used: 1 garlic clove (not 2) a small piece of ginger (half a thumb) ground coriander, turmeric, cumin and a sprinkle of chilli flakes 2 medium sized courgettes 100 gr baby kale leaves a handful of frozen peas 1 celery stalk 500 ml of stock (use less if you like a thicker soup) salt and pepper to taste juice of half a lime (suggest to add this after you blend the soup, a squeeze at a time) Also I cooked mine for a bit longer than suggested in the recipe.
sebmaq
21st Apr, 2015
0.05
Just made this soup and its AWFUL. Ive made healthy green soup in the past and this is no match. I have no idea how people are saying its tasty, mine was inedible. Way to sour, not sure if it was the lime or the ginger. I followed the amounts. The consistency is AWFUL its like a watery foam of kale, not a smooth creamy texture at all. I highly recommend you DONT MAKE THIS SOUP. Find another recipe, this is not a recipe for soup but for something to kill of bugs in the garden.
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hungry eyes
13th Apr, 2015
1.3
When I followed the recipe as directed I made what was essentially a runny parsley and lime foam. Parsley and lime! I was a bit dubious about the tumeric, but I needn't have worried. You can't really taste it, or any of the other ingredients. Just parsley and lime. I let it down with plenty more stock, which made it less foamy. Didn't make it taste any less peculiar though. It's not exactly unpleasant, but it is pretty odd.

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chu237
6th May, 2015
3.8
I was a bit put off by the negative comments so I made some changes to the recipe and it turned out to be a delicious soup! Very refreshing and filling. I used: 1 garlic clove instead of 2 a small piece of ginger (half a thumb) some ground cumin and chilli flakes + ground turmeric and ground coriander 2 medium size courgettes a handful of frozen peas 1 celery stalk 100 gr of baby kale leaves (didn't have kale or broccoli) 500 ml of stock (if you prefer a thicker soup use less stock) salt and pepper to taste juice of half a lime (I would suggest to add this after the soup has been blended, a squeeze at a time)