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Cleansing Green Soup with Cavolo Nero, Asparagus and Spinach

Written By Gracie

I came up with this recipe because I had a lot of veggies that were a little out of date and I hate wasting good food so decided to throw them all in a pan and see what happened….

The results were great, so delicious and unbelievably nutritious and cleansing so I thought it would be worth sharing the recipe with you.

Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • 1 x Bag of cavolo nero, (around 200g. Remove stalks and chop up. If you don’t have cavolo nero then you can use normal kale)
  • 1 x Bag of Spinach (around 200g)
  • 1 x Large white onion (chopped into little chunks)
  • 1 x Pack of asparagus (around 100g)
  • 4 x Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 600ml x boiling water
  • 2 x Levelled tbsp Bouillon powder (reduced salt is best)
  • Black pepper
  • Olive Oil (for frying)
  • Mixed seeds (to garnish)

N.B. If you like spice then feel free to add a little cayenne pepper as well

Directions:

1) Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan

2) Add the onion, cavolo nero and spinach and fry until soft and wilted

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3) Add the garlic and fry for a further 3 minutes

4) Add the bouillon powder, water and asparagus, mix well then boil for about 15 minutes mixing occasionally to avoid anything sticking to the bottom of the pan.

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5) Once ready, take off the heat. Pour the mix into a blender and blend until completely smooth (you can use a hand-held blender as well)

6) Pour into bowls and sprinkle over some mixed seeds for decoration and to add little crunch.

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N.B. You can cook this in advance and re-heat whenever you are ready to eat it.

This is great as a soup but I also use it as a sauce. I had quite a lot left over so the next day I made a quinoa dish and spooned the leftovers on top and it worked really well!