Field of Greens Soup & What’s in a Name

Jan 19, 2012

super very so green lots o green top o the morning green

I have never been able to think of a good name for this soup.

For now, it’s Triple Green Soup which makes no sense because there are more than 3 greens in it. ┬áBut Sextuplet Green Soup sounds creepy.



UPDATE: The winning suggestion is Field of Greens Soup!

Super Green Soup

If you like a thicker soup, I suggest using a white bean puree (about 1/2 cup very smooth mixed in) or 1/2 cup Greek yogurt.This is a light and healthy soup - dip in your bread ends or have a cup as a snack in the afternoon.

1 fennel bulb

6 stalks celery, plus leafy parts

1 Spanish onion

1 leek

1 bunch watercress

2 heaping cups baby arugula

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

salt to taste

2 cups vegetable stock

Wash and chop fennel, celery, onion, and leek. Put into soup pot on medium heat. Wash watercress and arugula and let dry. Pour the olive oil and salt on top of cooking fennel mixture, stirring now and again. You want these harder vegetables to cook until they are just starting to brown, about 8-10 minutes. Pile watercress and arugula on top and toss a bit. When greens have begun to wilt, add salt and stock. The stock will just barely come to the top of the vegetable heap. You don't want too much liquid of the soup will be thin. Cover and let cook another 8 minutes. Blend and serve with a dollop of yogurt or fennel wisps for garnish.

1 comment

  1. Maj
    January 20, 2012

    Greenie green – jolly green – too many greens to name – if it’s green throw it in – very verde – go green – mean green- green is starting to look like it’s spelled wrong.