START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Velvety Spring Greens Soup

Velvety Spring Greens Soup

This vibrant green soup has a smooth-as-velvet texture without dairy, while the star ingredient–flat-leaf parsley–makes it a powerhouse of good nutrition. Parsley is rich in a volatile oil thought to inhibit tumor growth and neutralize carcinogens, while its abundant flavonoids are great anti-oxidants. This simple soup is low in calories but big on taste, good health, and sensuous appeal.

Imagine sipping a bowl of it, garnished with fresh chive flowers, on a terrace overlooking the first flowers of a garden in Provence. Bees hum. Birds sing. Everything looks, tastes, and smells like spring. Read the recipe here:

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and diced
4 cups good-quality vegetable broth
5 cups (loosely packed) Italian flat-leaf parsley, excluding stems (about 2 large bunches)
Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
For garnish: croutons, chive flowers, snipped fresh herbs, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, or a grating of fresh Parmesan cheese

1. In a large heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-low heat, heat the olive oil, then add onion and garlic. Cover and allow to cook about 3 minutes, stirring a few times, until the onion is softened. Add potato and broth and increase heat to high, bringing mixture to a boil.

2. Cover and reduce heat to medium and simmer about 10 minutes, until potato is tender. Remove cover, add parsley and cook 2 minutes, until parsley has wilted.

3. Puree soup in a blender or food processor in batches, or use a handheld immersion blender, until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve in individual bowls, topped with one of the optional garnishes, if desired.

Serves 4.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Soups & Salads

Inspired by a recipe in Body and Soul magazine (May, 2006).

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

5 comments

+ add your own
10:25PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Recipe sounds good. Love it. Thanks.

12:32AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:23AM PST on Feb 3, 2010

thanks I love soup

7:21PM PST on Jan 26, 2010

Delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Annie.

1:29AM PST on Jan 26, 2010

Looks appealingly delicious. This versatile recipe is easy to make! Thanks for the push.
buy dsi r4

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

thanks

You bring up a great point in this post. It's important to understand the bad talk our brains are l…

Thanks for the recipe

If you can find the older Blender will work..

No fair - no-one seems to think I'm bloody cute when I'm lying around all day - AND I don't cough up…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.