Parsley Soup

Oh my word. This is one of my ALL TIME Favourites. I found it ages ago, I tried it… and from the first mouthful it was a winner! Super tasty, super easy and super good for you – what’s not to love? My local supermarket is a big ASDA – they do massive bunches of fresh flat leaf parsley which is perfect for this.

As I said I found the original version at Garden of Eden  However I have made it my own, making it even more body-friendly, and here it is:-

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery sticks
  • Big Bunch of fresh parsely 150g / 6oz (this is A LOT of green!)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, crushed, and chopped small
  • 1oz unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp plain flour
  • 900 ml (1 1/2 pints) vegetable or chicken stock (or half and half)
  • Pepper (if you feel you need it)

What I did

  • Roughly chop the onion and garlic. Slice the celery and then roughly chop the parsley leaves and stalks (although any thick stalks can be discarded).
  • Melt the butter in a BIG pan. Then saute the onion, garlic, celery and parsley until they have all started to soften.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or so. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn on the bottom of pan.
  • Add in the hot stock, a bit at a time, to get it mixing through thoroughly.
  • Simmer gently for about 25 mins, with the lid on.
  • When cooked, allow to cool a bit before using a hand blender or a food processor to blend the soup.
  • Reheat gently and season with the pepper if you feel you need to.

This soup is SO gorgeous it might well become one of your family favourites too. Do let me know if you rename it with your children (the green colour is deceptive to how amazing it tastes!)