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Green Soup with Ginger

When the cold weather comes I’m in the mood for soup.  This gluten free Green Soup with Ginger that I found on Heidi’s website 101cookbooks.com is quite comforting on a chilly day.  And I must confess, I often eat it for breakfast to start my day out right.

I’ve probably mangled the work of art that Heidi had on her site, however, I was in the mood for something very soothing so I decided to puree this soup.  I also used collards (my friend Patrick had just brought some over from Rachel’s farm) instead of the green chard that Heidi had used and made a few other changes as well.

All in all I was more than happy with how the soup turned out.  The combination of lemon, ginger and greens can’t be beat taste or nutrition-wise.

Green Soup with Ginger
Serves: 6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 2 large leeks, white and green parts, sliced
  • 1 bunch collards
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (plus more to taste)
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. Heat oil in a large pot and cook onion over low heat with salt until soft and golden, about 20 minutes
  2. Add leeks to pot and cook for 10 minutes until soft, then add collards and ginger, sautéing for 5 more minutes
  3. Add chicken stock, then cook for 10 minutes
  4. Remove soup from heat and puree in vitamix) in batches until creamy and smooth
  5. Pour back into pot, heat and add lemon juice
  6. Serve

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Enjoy the soup and stay warm!