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Alkalizing Spring Green Soup

A light refreshing soup to welcome in the new spring growth.
Prep Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, cauliflower, dairy free, gluten free,, spring greens, zucchini
Servings: 8
Author: Chef Kim

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cups zucchini chopped (a little extra as noodles for garnish)
  • 2 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 pounds asparagus trimmed and chopped
  • ¼ c fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds or soaked almonds
  • 1 lemon, squeezed

Instructions

  • Use a little water to sauté the garlic, onion and celery.
  • Chope the vegetables into 1-2 inch pieces for even cooking. If you have extra zuchhini, spiralize or shred it and save it to add as garnish and texture.
  • When onion is soft add the chopped zucchini and cauliflower along with the broth, bring just to a boil and then turn down heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • The cauliflower should be just about tender, then add the asparagus and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Remove soup from the heat, let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the nuts or seeds to a blender with a cup or two of hot soup broth and blend until completely smooth.
  • Transfer soup to a blender, in batches, and blend until smooth. About 30-60 seconds. Returning to the pan.
  • Warm it through to serve, lighten it up with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and garnish with zucchini noodles or shreds. Enjoy!

Notes

I like to play with different spices and like to add curry or dill to this recipe. I also like it with a little orange juice and zest at the very end. So go ahead and try it different ways. The recipe is a basic template that you can tailor to your liking with your favorite flavor profiles.