So I unashamedly claim that this soup is WWer friendly - but it isn't zero points. To give it a fair shout-out, it isn't high in points - but it does have delicious, nutritious hemp oil in it - and if you are really going to do it justice - a gert big dollop of hummous too!
There I've laid my cards on the table.
Successful soup is all in the base and the fixings - that said. We can get on with the recipe...
Soupy Essentials |
3 sticks celery chopped
1 leek, chopped (all of it - no being a wussy with the dark green bits).
1/2 small bns, peeled and chopped.
4-5 carrots, chopped small
1tspn chilli flakes (more if you like it spicy)
3-4 tablespoons lemon (or the juice of two fresh lemons - and sling in some of the grated peel too).
Whole sea salt flakes (to taste - you can miss this out if you don't like to add salt).
1ltr chicken stock
Fixings: add one/two/three of these depending on how hungry you are!
- couple of slices of chorizo quartered
- tablespoon dollop of hummus (don't you dare buy low-fat)
- 2x tablespoons cooked pearl barley
- hemp oil
Do it like a Luli*:
Boil the water for the chicken stock - or use bought/home made stock if you're really going for it!
Add the chopped bns and carrots and sweat for a few more minutes.
Now add the stock and bring to a soft rolling boil. Cover and let it simmer until the carrots are tender. This will take around 10 - 15 minutes, longer if you have cut your veggies chunky. I cut mine small - to speed up the cooking time.
I also stick the lid on across a wooden spoon to avoid the soup boiling over. It works for me.
When the veggies are cooked. Turn off the heat. Add the lemon juice.
You can leave this now until you are ready for it.
Whizz with a hand-held blender until smooth. (You don't have to do this - if you like chunky soup - it's ready to go just as it is. I just like blended soup).
Ladle soup into bowls and add seasoning and fixings - I would deffo suggest the hemp oil - and you could add some toasted pumpkin seeds too.
Serve with Pumpkin Seed & Ermenthal dr Kargs, or lovely seedy, organic bread from the bakery. Or make your own. That'd be really flash!
*an Aussy friend once told me that being 'a right Luli' means being proper bonkers in Aussy parlance. I'll wear that hat!