This is a nice soup! I call it Oscar soup after Oscar from Sesame Street. It’s green, and you can make it from any green leafy bits such as the leaves from radishes (which probably mostly end up in the garbage…). If you’re thinking “Eek!”, listen, I’m not a fan of the traditional broccoli or spinach soup, but this Oscar soup is awesome wholesome! Give it a go! What have you got to lose other than greens that you’d throw away anyway?!
- 1 large bunch (I filled my 5L salad bowl) of green leafy veges such as radish leaves, silver beets (swiss chards), mustard, spinach or a combination. Any greens that have gone just a little too tough from your garden are perfectly fine too.
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 onions
- 1 large carrot or 2 if small
- 1-2 teaspoons of your favourite stock powder
- 2-3 cups of water
- 1 cup of peas
- 100ml of natural yogurt, give or take
- 1 tablespoon of flour or corn starch
Follow these steps:
- Wash the green leaves and put them into a pot without oil or water. Put the lid on and turn the heat up high. Don’t worry, they won’t burn.
- Once the leaves are wilted and cooked down (takes about 1-2 minutes), take it off the heat and let it cool a little.
- Dice the onions and fry 1 onion’s worth with all the chopped garlics in a pan with a little oil until the onions are soft. Keep the rest of the diced onions for later.
- Blend the greens with the fried onions and garlics in a food processor until smooth. Add a little water if necessary to get a green “smoothy”. At this stage, you can keep this “smoothy” in the fridge for 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months, until you want to proceed with the rest of the recipe.
- Dice carrots and fry with the rest of the diced onions in the pan. Do this over medium low heat with a lid until soft.
- Add the green smoothy to the pan then add water to thin it down to your preferred thickness.
- Season with stock powder and some pepper to taste. Let it simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Add peas and simmer for a further minute until peas are just cooked.
- Stir the flour or corn starch into the yogurt then stir into the soup little by little until it’s at the creaminess you like.
- Enjoy hot with an extra dollop of yogurt on top if you like.
I hope you do enjoy this soup 🙂 We certainly have been!