Monday, February 22, 2010

Green Soup

This soup will cure whatever ails you. It is simple to make and delicious. You always hear "You need to eat more dark green leafy vegetables, they are sooo good for you!" I also often hear from friends and colleagues that nobody knows what to do with them ,or that "you have to cook them for so long". Well you don't! This soup takes so little time, and is so easy to make. My daughter requests this soup all the time. She's a teenager and she loves this soup! It has no down side that I know of. It does taste best when you eat it up the same day. I made it last night for dinner and we all slept great and woke up rather cheery this morning. Not sure it was the soup, but it sure is wonderful!


1 quart chicken broth, homemade or store bought, I use organic varieties when I run out of homemade, or you can use good quality vegetable broth
1 large garlic clove sliced thin
1 heaping cup of broccoli florets, quartered
1/2 bunch kale
1/2 bunch dinosaur kale, four stems
1/2 bunch rainbow chard
sprinkling of ground white pepper


Slice the garlic. Wash and cut the broccoli. Cut the greens into 2 inch pieces, discard the stems, but use the stems of the chard. Wash the greens in a salad spinner or colander, no need to dry the greens.
In a 4 quart pot bring the broth to a boil.
Add the sliced garlic and stir.
Then add the broccoli and stir. Then add the greens in batches and stir until the greens have wilted a bit. Repeat until all of the greens have been added to the pot.
Stir occasionally and simmer for 5-7 minuted until the greens and broccoli are tender.
Add the sprinkling of pepper and serve.

Serves 4

Recipes and photos by Karen Pickus
Recipes and photos courtesy Karen Pickus 2010

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