Alkalising green soup

Broccoli and kale green soup

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(40 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
    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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sebmaq
21st Apr, 2015
1.05
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
2.05
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.
SueChef1
24th Mar, 2015
4.05
I used half a lime and half a lemon - the whole soup is thinner than I'd expected - and so nicer - it's a summery soup, v tasty - takes no time at all. I did use home made chicken stock as my base so all in all v pleased. Added the poached egg too!
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TheEightHours
12th Mar, 2015
I am addicted to making soup at the moment and made this amazing healthy green soup earlier. Perfect for a health boost. It's full of so many vitamins and anti-oxidants and it was so tasty. https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/green-soup/
gervais
7th Mar, 2015
1.05
The amount of lime is extremely overpowering and I agree with an earlier comment it makes it inedible ,I am glad I didn't double the recipe. I won't be making this again as I still think the lime flavour would be unpleasant
archangelrich
2nd Mar, 2015
4.05
I liked the soup. But "Alkalising"? BBC Good Food - I expect more of you than to be promoting some pseudo-science quack eating plan.....
sharp76
2nd Mar, 2015
Can this soup be frozen?
janordmann
19th Feb, 2015
Mine also turned out quite a bit thicker and as such I was a bit wary. Was surprised that at how nice it tasted anyway. Had to use spinach instead of kale.
lazywife
16th Feb, 2015
Nine quid for two portions of soup?!
feistyfunkster
12th Jan, 2015
4.05
This soup could be super tasty...unfortunately however I think the juice of 1 lime is far too much and has made it inedible for me. I will make this again and next time I will only put in 1/2 lime juice if that. Also the consistency in the photo looks thinner than how mine turned out, I used the exact quantities however mine turned out quite thick. Will be a brilliant low calorie lunch once I remaster the recipe!

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