This recipe from 101 Cookbooks intrigued me.
Green soup? I love healthy food, but I wasn’t sure if this recipe was just too healthy to make a satisfying meal.
Sweet potato provides the substance the soup needs, and of course, it fits my cooking with color challenge perfectly. All those healthy greens add fantastic color. The ginger is warming and spicy.
The original recipe was pureed, but I agree with the author of the recipe, it’s just too pretty to puree into a green pulp.
- 1 large yellow onion (250g)
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml.) olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1 large sweet potato (12 ounces; 350 g)
- 1 large leek, white and light green parts (5 ounces; 140 g)
- 1 bunch spinach (8 ounces; 225 g)
- 1 large bunch green chard (12 ounces; 350 g)
- 3 tablespoons (30 g) chopped fresh ginger, plus more to taste
- 2 cups (500 ml) good-tasting vegetable broth
- 2-4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- freshly ground black pepper
- Chop the onion and cook it slowly in the olive oil with a sprinkle of salt over low heat until it is soft and golden, approximately 30 minutes.
- Peel and dice the sweet potato and put it in a large soup pot with 4 cups (1 liter) water a pinch of salt. Thoroughly wash the leek, spinach, and chard, chop them coarsely, and add them to the pot, along with the chopped ginger.
- Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer the soup, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are completely tender. Add the caramelized onions when they are ready. When the vegetables are soft, add the vegetable broth.
- Stir in 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice and a few grinds of black pepper and salt to taste.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A, and C, as well as manganese and copper. They are antioxidant rich, and a powerful anti-inflammatory helpful for reducing symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Chard. Wow! Very high in vitamins K, A and C. Not to mention magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamine E, fiber, copper and tryptophan. What a list. Vitamin K promotes bone health, and vitamin a is essential for vision and lung health. Magnesium is essential for calcium absorption, and both support bone health. Vitacmin C is essential for antioxidant protection and immune support. Potassium supports heart health and iron gives you energy
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 5.16g
Total Carbs: 15.69g
Dietary Fiber: 2.39g
Old Weight Watchers Points 2
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.