Freezer Green Soup

2014-05-09 12.29.43

This is a super simple and quick soup using items from the freezer – apart from the fresh mint (you can even get that in some places too, I think  Aldi do it, or prep and freeze your own).

It’s so sweet from the peas, but with added goodies from the other veggies.  A great way to get stacks of veggies into children and yet sophisticated enough for grown ups.  Wouldn’t be out of place at a dinner party either.

Frozen veggies are an amazing way to speed up your dinner preparation.  If you haven’t discovered ready chopped frozen onions (or make your own!) yet, give them a go, it’s a godsend on a busy school/work night.

We try to eat mostly organic vegetables and it’s great to see you can now get organic frozen vegetables in many places. Woolworths do the mix I use this in this soup in a big 1kg bag – cauliflower, carrots, green beans and broccoli.  Some frozen vegetables I feel don’t recover well from the freezing process, particularly carrots, so using frozen veg in a soup is a great solution.

Green Freezer Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion
  • 500g frozen mixed vegetables (cauliflower, green beans, broccoli and carrot)
  • 500g frozen peas
  • 2 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 800ml water
  • large handful of fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup cashews (optional but makes it creamier)
Instructions
  1. Put the frozen veggies into a large saucepan and cover with water, but only just - about 1-2 cm above. I estimated I used about 800ml but it's best to add more later if needed than too much to begin with.
  2. Add the vegetable stock powder and the cashews if using.
  3. Bring to the boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes
  4. Blend with a stick blender, adding the mint and blend until very smooth.