Happy St. Patty’s Day! How about something festive AND healthy for a change 🙂 This soup is called creamy asparagus, but it actually has few different veggies in it! And you can make it any time of year, it just so happens to feel a little more festive when served on March 17!
Here is a list of what you will need:
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic
- 2 cups chopped up raw asparagus (with woody ends removed)
- 1 whole head of cauliflower cut up
- 1 cup chopped up kale
- 6 cups low sodium and organic vegetable broth
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup parsley
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tsp dill
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
And here is what you do with all those ingredients 🙂 :
In a large stock pot heat the olive oil and add your 3 garlic cloves, either minced or pressed, cook the garlic for 1 min, then add your chopped up asparagus and cauliflower pieces, cook for an additional few minutes. Now add your 6 cups of vegetable broth and kale and bring to a mild boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for aprox 10 min (or until cauliflower is nice and tender) add your seasonings and then transfer your veggie soup mixture to the blender (I love my vita mix!) I did mine in two separate batches, in the second batch I added the raw cilantro and parsley. Once everything is blended until nice and smooth, transfer back to your stock pot and serve nice and warm!
Not only is this soup pretty and green for St. Patty’s day, but it is highly nutritious! The asparagus provides anti oxidants and is a great anti inflammatory food and the cilantro and parsley are both great blood purifiers so this soup could easily be incorporated into a cleansing or detoxing program!
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