Green Energising Pea Shoots & Broccoli Soup

You Will Need

  • 70g of pea shoots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 medium broccoli, cut into small florets including some stem
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 150g cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

Introduction

Smooth pea shoots & broccoli soup with nutritious quinoa that's a great combo for a comforting meal! This simple, healthy and very delicious soup could be on your table in under 25 minutes.

 

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry gently for 3 – 4 minutes, stir the garlic and ginger (if using) and fry for a further minute. Add the broccoli in the pan with the stock and cook 6 – 8 minutes until the broccoli is just cooked.
  2. Add the coconut milk. Heat through and then stir in the pea shoots, (reserving just a few for garnish). Ladle the mixture into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add the cooked quinoa and the crème fraîche. Serve with crusty bread topped with a few pea shoots.

Prep time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves:  4 – 6
Difficulty: Easy