A Refreshing Foodnista Soul Spring Soup Recipe
I’ve learned to appreciate this season in the last few years. Spring means rebirth and growth— a second chance to do good in the world and be a better version of myself, my everyday goal.
Last spring, a superb culinary assignment was to make a blended spring soup using some of my favorite vegetables grown during this season: asparagus, kale, and watercress. The turnout was fabulous. The color, not so much, heh.
Spring Soup Recipe
- 2 pounds of organic spring vegetables, chopped (two or three choices tops) (This recipe included: asparagus, kale, and watercress)
- 4 ounces organic yellow onions, peeled, large dice
- 2 organic garlic cloves, peeled, chopped
- Organic canola oil, as needed
- Kosher salt, as needed
- Organic black pepper, as needed
- 6 cups unsalted organic vegetable stock
- 2 ounces organic heavy cream
**Note: You can use this recipe throughout the seasons and swap out the vegetables according to the designated season.
- Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
- Measuring spoons
- Baking sheet
- Chef knife
- Cutting board
- Food scale
- Immersion blender
- Sanitize the kitchen (including the sink, faucets, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, smart devices, and computer).
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Rinse and chop asparagus, kale, and watercress.
- Peel and dice onion.
- Peel and chop garlic.
- Mise en place ingredients.
- Mix the vegetables, onions, and garlic with oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place them on a sheet pan.
- Roast in the oven until they are slightly golden brown.
- Transfer roasted vegetables into a pot.
- Add the stock.
- Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
- Cover the pot and simmer until very tender.
- Purée the soup with an immersion blender.
- Season to taste.
- Add cream for richness.
- Serve immediately.
Foodnista’s Seven Other Favorite Spring Vegetables
Many vegetables grow in spring (20th or 21st March through 20th or 21st June). Besides asparagus, kale, and watercress, here are seven other favorites of mine.
- Bok choy
- Green beans
Source: https://seasonalfoodguide.org/, a very useful site to find what fruits and vegetables grow in your state during the four seasons.
Mother’s Day Shoutout!
Wishing all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and mother figures a lovely day of relaxation, joy, peace, appreciation, and love. Happy Mother’s Day!