Courgette, leak and Tuscan kale soup
This is one of my favourite soups that I created. There is no cream in it but the courgette gives it a very creamy full flavoursome taste. I adore this soup as I have been trying to really increase the amount of vegetables that I eat every day I love the idea that this soup is so full of different ones. It is so warming and filling on a cold Autumn evening. This is what we will have for supper on a Monday night.
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
200g of Tuscan Kale
500ml of chicken or vegetable stock
Knob of butter/ 1 tbsp olive oil
Thinly slice the courgette and leaks.
Put into a saucepan, on a very low heat, add a knob of butter or a tbsp of olive oil cover with tin foil and cook for 10 -15 minutes the vegetables will soften in the steam.
Once soft add 500ml of chicken or vegetable stock
Roughly chop the kale and add it, bring to a gentle boil
Then use a hand held blender
If you like smooth soup blend more and less if you prefer texture.
Simmer for about 5 minutes until hot.
Add pepper to taste.