Green, Zingy, Fresh, fragrant and light. This soup took 15 minutes to make and was a perfect way to utlize all those bright fresh greens for the springtime! You can literally throw anything into this. The key is do not overcook!!! or you will risk loosing that bright green colour into a browny swamp water colour.
You will need:
2 cloves of garlic
2 celery sticks
1 cup frozen petit pois
handful of watercress
handful of spinach leaves
small handful of fresh mint leaves
few strands of saffron
tablespoon of stock powder (or 1 liter of real stock veggie or chicken)
Rough chop the leeks, courgette and celery, sweat off in some olive oil and add a few strands of saffron and a pinch of salt. once soft add stock powder and water to cover or approx. 1 liter of home made stock. Chicken or veg works. simmer for no more than 7 mins, just until the courgette is soft. Add the frozen peas, mint, watercress, spinach. Take off heat immediately and blend. leave off the heat until you are ready to serve so that you preserve the fresh green colour.
Serves really well with some bacon on top :)