Winter Greens Soup
A smooth purée with a rustic flavor, blending kale, baby spinach, and zucchini with sautéed leek, celery, and garlic.
- 1 leek, cleaned, sliced
- 1 stalk (100 g) celery, diced
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups (720 ml) low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup (180 g) tomatoes, diced
- 2 cups (60 g) kale, chopped
- 9 ounces (256 g) zucchini, halved, sliced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 cups (90 g) spinach, fresh
- ¼ cup (15 g) Italian parsley leaves
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- fresh basil leaves, for garnish
- tomato, for garnish
- In a large saucepan, sauté leeks, celery, and garlic in oil over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes, kale, zucchini, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered, 5 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat and let cool 30 minutes.
- Place half of the mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 30 to 40 seconds. Pour into saucepan.
- Repeat with remaining soup. After blending, remove lid and add in fresh spinach, parsley and vinegar. Secure lid.
- Select Variable 6.
- Use the On/Off switch to quickly pulse 5 times. Pour into saucepan containing other blended soup. Heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with chopped tomatoes and basil.
|Serving Size||1 cup (240 )|
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Winter Greens Soup is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by janice63 from Great summer soup too! I realize using chicken stock in place of vegetable stock has changed the flavor profile, but it's what I had in the pantry. I used fresh tomatoes in place of canned and chose the basil over parsley. Used 1 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar as the previous reviewer recommended. The time to make this is longer than stated since the sautéed vegetables need to cool for 30 minutes before going into the Vitamix. Enjoyed it and will make it again.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by MeganU from Pretty good, a tad too much vinegar I used 2 tbsp vinegar- should have opted for 1.5. I suggest adding a cooked potato or two for texture, but otherwise a yummy and healthy recipe. Easy to make in the Vitamix and as always, quick clean-up!
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katgirl from Sooo tasty! I thought this was so good! Bright, fresh, comforting. The only change I made was to add some leftover boiled potatoes (about a cup) while I was blending. My husband did NOT like it, but his tastes are not favorable to leafy greens, etc.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doris from Surprisingly Good Good recipe - next time I will use a little less vinegar.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Question from Thought you cook in the Vitamix! This is only blended in the Vitamix..... cooked in a saucepan.... so one of my other 3 blenders could have done the job,
Date published: 2019-02-24
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