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Green Monster Soup

January 30, 2012

ImageThis soup provides a great nutrient and energy kick for the cold and rainy winter days. Serve with fresh bread or crostini.

Ingredients:

1 T Extra virgin olive oil

2 leeks, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 T fresh ginger root, minced

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups frozen peas

2 cups frozen brocoli

1 medium potato, diced

1 t dried thyme

1/4 t cayenne

Sea salt and white pepper to taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Plain yogourt

Fresh parsley, chopped

1- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute more.

2- Add vegetable broth, peas, brocoli, potato, thyme, cayenne, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until potato is tender.

3- Stir in lemon juice and purée in blender until smooth, in batches if necessary.

4- Serve with a spoonful of yogourt and a pinch of parsley.

Bon appétit!

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