After reading about all those poor people who either fell or got into car accidents due to the black ice yesterday, I immediately hoped that they all had someone to comfort them at home. The videos I saw looked very scary. Here is a simple recipe for a delicious soup that never fails to comfort me on a cold winter night. .
Broccoli, Pea and Zucchini — or Summer Squash — Soup (It serves six.)
2 tablespoons coconut (or olive) oil
1 white onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 zucchinis or yellow squash, sliced
2 cups green beans, chopped into ½ – ¾” pieces after the ends have been sliced off and discarded
1 ½ cups frozen peas
1 ½ cups broccoli florets
5 cups vegetable stock
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 sprigs fresh thyme, removed from stem
salt + pepper, to taste
- Add the onion and garlic to a large pot with the oil and sauté for until onions are transparent.
- Add squash, green beans, broccoli and peas and cook for several minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock, mint and thyme. Bring to the boil and then simmer on low for about 30 minutes.
- Here you have three choices: Eat as is or add either the whole or just ½ of the soup to a blender or use immersion blender to puree soup. (I blended just ½ and loved it!) Season with salt and pepper and serve while hot.