Last month we introduced you to Amelia Freer, author of the #1 international bestseller Eat. Nourish. Glow. (Read our interview here.) Amelia has just released the eagerly awaited companion book with 120 recipes, Cook. Nourish. Glow., and we’re sharing one of her most popular recipes below.
This? simple? soup? really? is? a? celebration? of? all? things? green.?? Zucchini?? kale? and? leeks? also? work? well?? along? with? any? other? greens? from? the? fridge? that? need? using? up.?? The? cashew? cream? plays ?a ?lovely? trick ?on ?your ?taste ?buds.?
SUPER GREEN SOUP WITH CASHEW CREAM
??1 onion??, chopped ??
1 head? of ?broccoli?, ?cut ?into ?florets
??3 handfuls ?of ?fresh? or ?frozen ?peas
?3 1⁄2 ?cups? vegetable ?or? chicken? stock
??1×12???-ounce?small? bag? of? baby? spinach
optional?? a ?small ?handful? of ?fresh? parsley, chopped?
optional ????green ?chili?? chopped
For ?the ?cashew ?cream //?
5 ??ounces ?raw? cashews
?1 1⁄4 ?cups ?hot ?water
1 ??clove ?of ?garlic
zest ?of ???lemon
A? few? hours? before? making? this? soup?? prepare ?the ?cashew? cream?. ?Put? the? cashews? into? a? bowl?? pour? the? hot? water? over? and? leave? to? soak? for? at? least? ??2 hours.?? Once? the? cashews? are? tender?? drain? and? put? into ?a ?food ?processor ??along ?with 1 ??1⁄4 ?cups? fresh ?water, ??the ?garlic ?and? lemon ?zest??, and? mix? until? completely? smooth? and? creamy?.? Set ?aside.?
Heat? ??1 tablespoon? olive? oil? in? a? large? saucepan?? and? sweat? the? onion? until? translucent??. Add? the? broccoli? and? peas? to? the? pan?? cook? for? ?? minutes?? then? add? the? stock—the? vegetables? should? be? just? covered?? you? may ?need? to ?add ?a ?little ?extra? water.??? Bring? to? a? boil?? then? simmer? until? the? broccoli? is? tender?? roughly? ??4 minutes.?? Don’t? overcook? the? vegetables? or? they? will? turn? a ?dull ?green.?
Using? an ?immersion ?blender, ??start ?blending? the? soup?? adding? a? handful? of? spinach? at? a? time—the? spinach? will? cook? as? it’s? mixed? into? the? soup??. Blend? until? the? soup? is ?smooth ?and ?thick ??then ?stir ?through? half? the ?cashew ?cream.?
Serve? in? bowls? with? a? swirl? of? cashew? cream? on? top ?and? fresh ?parsley ?and? chili??, if? using ??sprinkled? over?.
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