This super healthy soup is a variation on caldo verde. It’s ridiculously easy to prepare and contains absolutely no fat, which is a bonus for those of us who care about such things. I don’t – I just like it because it tastes great.
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Here’s a version of an out-of-fashion classic called Palestine soup. It’s made, funnily enough, with Jerusalem artichoke – a root vegetable that isn’t an artichoke and has nothing to do with Jerusalem. I never know what to do with those things, but they’re a pretty good match for the sweetness of parsnip in this silky, aromatic concoction.
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This is a superior leek and potato soup for anyone who’s also got a massive bag of kale in the fridge and fancies whipping up a quick lunch for two in half an hour. I reckon it would be good with some blue cheese melted into it, if cheesy soup is your thing.
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This may be the simplest soup you’ll ever make, but the flavour belies the monumental lack of effort involved. It’s so smooth and silky, people assume it’s packed with cream or butter, but it’s actually very low in fat.
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This was a bit of an experiment that turned out surprisingly well. The rice, greens and broth remained resolutely separate, despite some vigorous boiling, and my plan to blend it all up into a proper soupy consistency was foiled. I think it might have been a bit gritty if I’d done that. Still, there’s nothing wrong with a chunky soup…
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How about another soup as a main course? I had about half of the chard from the other day left over, and rather than just do another stir fry, I came up with this combination.
I even weighed all the ingredients before I threw them in the pot, so as long as your idea of a ‘couple of handfuls’ of chard is roughly the same as mine (it kept falling off the scales, hence no weight for that) you’ll end up with the same thing I had. A thick, intensely savoury, thoroughly tasty soup.
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I must admit I’ve never been all that keen on the idea of soup as a main course, but a large bowl of this hearty Portuguese classic will leave you wanting for nothing, except maybe a lie down in a darkened room.
I’m not selling it very well, am I? The point is that it’s satisfying, filling and completely delicious. In Portugal they’d probably tart it up with chunks of chourico sausage, but this is a veggie version, with the addition of an optional poached egg.
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