It's Easy Being Green Soup
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Nutrient-rich broccoli and avocados make for a very green and great soup. A round of applause for mint (you can lightly clap your leaves to maximise the flavour).
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A thumb of ginger
  • A head of broccoli
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • 1 avocado*
From your kitchen
  • A gloss of oil
  • 750ml boiling water or stock, if you have it
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and finely dice your onion. Get a large pot hot. Add a gloss of oil. Stir the onion in. Season. Lower heat. Sizzle till softened, about 5 mins.

  • 2.

    Peel and chop your garlic. Peel and finely grate or chop 1 tbsp ginger. Stir into the onion.

  • 3.

    Rinse and finely chop your broccoli. Add it to the pan along with enough of the boiling water or stock to cover. Simmer till the broccoli is tender.

  • 4.

    Grate the zest of the lemon into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add the leaves from your mint (save a few to garnish) and the flesh from your avocado. Blitz till you have a smooth paste. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and a little olive oil or water, if it need loosening.

  • 5.

    When your broccoli is just tender, add it slowly (along with the water/stock, onion, ginger, etc.), blending as you add, till you have a smooth soup.

  • 6.

    Taste. Add more ginger or seasoning to your liking. Garnish with the reserved mint leaves.

  • 7.

    *Your avocado needs to be ripe for this soup. If you squeeze it and it gives a little, it should be perfectly ripe. To help soften it, pop it in a paper bag (adding a banana to the bag will help ripen it even faster).