Pea and Kale Soup is so easy to whiz up, is nourishing and the perfect soup to bridge the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn.
I seriously get into a panic if I’m faced with a meal that doesn’t involve anything green. From green smoothies to avocado toast, salads to sides, I always want some green goodness. A plate of brown food would make me hyperventilate.
This soup was always going to be bright green. Peas. Kale. Two green friends, come together in a super-quick healthy vegan soup. I know, soup? Yes, soup in a heatwave. Soup in summer. It sounds mad, but let’s just call it a hot smoothie, shall we? It’s another way of drinking our greens. In fact, a green smoothie for breakfast, followed by this green soup for lunch and you could basically conquer the world. Without coffee. A green buzz.
- 60g (2 cups) kale, stems removed, chopped
- 200g (1 cup) peas (thaw if frozen)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 white potato, peeled and diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 500ml (2 cups) vegetable stock
- 1 tablespoon olive oil* (for stovetop method)
- Tefal Easy Soup method: add all of the ingredients to the machine, excluding the oil, in the order listed. Ensure that the liquid stays between the min and max levels indicated, so use more or less if necessary. Stir to mix then set the machine to ‘creamed soup’. The machine will cook and blend for you in about 20 minutes.
- Standard stove top method: Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and heat until soft. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the potatoes are soft, then blend with a hand-held immersion blender until smooth.
Tefal kindly sent me an Easy Soup machine to try out. This gadget heats and blends, so it can make blended soup, chunky soup, smoothies and compotes. For the hot dishes, it will even keep it warm until you’re ready to use it. The machine is really easy to use and quite compact. It holds up to 1.2L of liquid so serves up to 4. With four one-button cooking programmes it is super-easy to use and you can’t burn or scorch anything – plus it’s really easy to clean.
This gadget would be very useful for student accommodation since it takes up minimal room but you can cook healthy food without a hob. It would also be great for camping where there is access to a power point and on boats. It is double-walled insulated, so you could whip up a batch of soup and then take it with you on picnics!
Tefal Easy Soup Automatic Soup Makerretails for around £79 and you can buy it from Amazon and other major retailers.
I’m entering this recipe for Kale and Pea Soup with Mint into a few blog linkies:
Meat Free Mondays by Tinned Tomatoes
Simple and In Season by Ren Behan
Shop Local by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Recipe of the Week by A Mummy Too
Disclosure: Tefal sent me an Easy Soup machine to try out, but I was not paid for the review and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.