April 05, 2011

Creamy Green Soup


Creamy, thick and velvety soup is a perfect work-day lunch. It is not too heavy so you won't feel like taking a nap afterwards, but it is satisfying and delicious. Using oats to thicken the soup is an ingenious way  to give the soup a creamy taste without using actual cream and of course you can adjust the amount of vegetable stock used, I just happen to love my soups very thick. You can use any green vegetables you have at home, this is a very forgiving and improvise-friendly recipe! 

Creamy Green Soup
(serves 2-4)

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 small broccoli (about 170g), chopped
100g green beans, chopped
2 medium zucchinis, chopped
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups low-fat milk (or non-dairy milk)
1,5 cups water
1 tsp organic vegetable stock (powder)
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.

2. Add the broccoli florets and stalk, green beans and zucchinis. Sauté for a couple of minutes, then add the oats, milk, water and vegetable stock. Add more water (or vegetable stock) if you want the soup thinner.

3. Bring to boil, then let simmer for about 10 minutes.

4. Take the saucepan off the heat and process in a food processor or with a stab mixer. Season with salt and pepper.


31 comments:

  1. I'd love some of that delish soup right now, as it's freezing at work! :-(

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  2. I agree with Joey! I need some now!

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  3. This looks delicious. I have heard of soups with oats before but never tried it. I will have to take a stab at this one. Yum!

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  4. Maria, this soup look really yummie with the veggies and oatmeal...so tasty and healthy. Love it! Have a great week :-)

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  5. This super healthy soup looks so wonderfully velvety and delicious. I like the addition of oats.

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  6. This looks delicious - perfect for a day like today.

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  7. love the sound of this recipe - so healthy too!

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  8. Oh yes, green soup seems so spring- warm to keep me warm during the low ebbs of spring and green and fresh with spring bounty. Great recipe; I love the idea of the oats, an easy way to help lighten up a traditionally heavy meal.

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  9. Thats one healthy looking soup with so many veggies!Love it!

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  10. its becoming soup weather, i'm loving it

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  11. I love those veggies! That soup looks marvelous.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. This soup looks really, really good. I am going through a phase of wanting lots of veggies at the moment! The oats are intriguing - might have to give it a try!

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  13. I really like how you thickened it with oats, great recipe!

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  14. I love the unusual element in this soup. I had never thought to thicken or enrich a soup with oatmeal. I must try this lovely soup. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. Fall is here and I would love to have that beautiful soup for lunch, Maria! Yum! Not to mention it's healthy with the addition of oats. Great recipe!

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  16. What a great idea to use oats!

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  17. I've been craving soup, so this is great! Oats ARE ingenious, I've just been adding more vegetables or a bit of flour. And you're photos are, as always, stunning!

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  18. It may be Spring in Scotland...most definitely still soup weather & this would hit the spot. Looks beautiful....such a light, bright hue :)

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  19. Oatmeal, crazy but genius! Well done!
    Cupcake
    xo

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  20. siis niin ihanan kuuloinen keitto kun olla voi :)

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  21. What a great soup-so healthy with all those greens.

    A gluten-free tip: I use quinoa flakes to thicken soups (since some oats are not free from contamination, apparently). Gives a lovely flavour as well.

    Great recipes!

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  22. Thank you Kate for a great tip! I can imagine quinoa flakes would give this soup a lovely flavour!

    Maria
    x

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  23. What a pretty, pretty soup! And so many types of pretty green spring vegetables. It sounds great for all seasons too - how perfect.

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  24. Wow, I think I might even be able to get my niece -- who hates all green veggies -- to eat this soup. It's so pretty, she won't be able to resist.

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  25. Love the idea of oatmeal to thicken it. Your pictures are great. Love the background.

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  26. it looks like such a nice meal to eat on a cold day like this!

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  27. Very nice green soup for Spring! Eventhough it's Autumn for your now ;) And yes brilliant to use oats instead of flour :)

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  28. I love the idea to use rolled oats to thicken the soup, never thought to this...very brilliant... ^_^

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  29. What a brilliant idea to use oats to thicken this lovely soup! Love its shade of green :-)

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  30. Green soup! It brought me back to your other green soup with watercress, pea, avocado etc. That has such an impact on me. Every time I see my greens, I actually think of that soup but alas....I did not make any green soup of my own yet. :)

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  31. Very nice recipe...I made it and the entire family just loved it!! from the colour, to the content, to the texture... Nice! Thanks.
    Love

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