Green Soup - Low Carb, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo
 
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil if you are dairy-free and paleo
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and roughly chopped into 1" pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, unpeeled cut into 2 inch long rounds
  • 8 cups chicken stock, homemade or organic canned
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 2" long pieces
  • 3 zucchini, about 11/4 pounds total, cut into 2 inch long rounds
  • 3/4 lb string beans, stem end removed and left whole
  • 1 1/2-2 pounds of any type of kale, stemmed and unchopped (note: instead of all kale, you may use any mixture of greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens, swiss chard, and/or beet greens)
  • 2 cups frozen peas, no need to thaw
  • Salt, 3 teaspoons or to taste

  • Optional Additional Vegetables: add to pot at the same time as the other vegetables, see bottom of post for more vegetable suggestions.
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into big florets
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, about 1 pound, core removed cut into big florets
  • 1-2 yellow squash, cut into 2" rounds
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large stock pot. Saute onion and carrots until a little softened, for about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock and all other vegetables. The vegetables will almost fill the pot. Don't worry that you've added too many. They reduce a lot.
  3. Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer, covered, until all vegetables feel soft when stuck with a fork, about 30 minutes or so. Stir from time to time, pushing leaves into broth with a long-handled spoon, to make sure they're mostly submerged.
  4. Blend soup in batches in a Vitamix or blender on high speed until soup is a very smooth, velvety consistency. Pour blended batches into a large bowl or another pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Reheat on low.
  6. Soup may be made a day ahead of time, covered and refrigerated. Heat gently when ready to serve.
  7. For dinner I serve Green Soup with pan fried cut-up chicken sausages. My favorite are Aidells Chicken Apple Sausages, Costco sells them. Put cut-up sausages in a pan with a little butter or oil and toss until heated and lightly browned. They're already fully cooked when you buy them, so you're just heating them.
Recipe by Preheat to 350˚ at https://preheatto350.com/green-soup-low-carb-gluten-free-dairy-free-paleo/