Another delicious and nutritious recipe, simple and detoxifying with all the goodness of vegetables! Ideal when you are on a detox program or juicing for sometime or just some evenings when you need to slow down and replace a big dinner with this warm bowl of green goodness!
2 Onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, mashed
1 teaspoon of fresh ginger and 1 teaspoon of turmeric (optional), grated
1 celery stick, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped
1 big head of broccoli and/or cauliflower, chopped
1 cup of chopped spinach or kale
Any other non-starchy vegetables at home, like zucchinis, cabbage, mushrooms, asparagus, etc chopped in pieces.
2 Tablespoon of Olive oil
Salt& Pepper to taste and 1/4 teaspoons of cumin powder
Optional, juice of a half lemon
Water, to top the vegetables and a bit more
There are two ways to make this, one is putting everything together, add water as high as to cover vegetables and 2cm more, bring to boil and then simmer in low heat by about 10 minutes and then add lemon juice and blend or keep it chunky.
Add the olive oil at last to keep its nutrients fresh! This method is the healthiest form.
If you are in need of a tastier and more flavour dense soup, then first sauté the onions, celery, garlic and ginger in olive oil and a bit of water in your pot for a few minutes
Add the rest of vegetables and add your water depending on how dense you like the consistency.
Bring to boil and then simmer on low heat about 10 minutes. When veggies are soft enough, blend them all by adding the lemon juice as well.
Serve with finely chopped herbs, dried mint and/or red pepper flakes.
I also add a spoon of yogurt when I am in the mood for a creamier taste
Use toasted pumpkin seeds or boiled-baked/toasted chickpeas instead of bread croutons
If you want to make some changes to taste, add 1 teaspoon of pepper paste and 1/2 cup of tomato puree, with the onions and sauté them together. The sour-sweet-spicy taste adds a twist for sure!