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Creamy Popcorn Microgreens Soup



Indulge in a velvety-smooth bowl of creamy popcorn microgreens soup, a delightful blend of comforting flavors and vibrant freshness. This recipe combines the rich creaminess of potatoes and cashews with the subtle sweetness and crunch of popcorn microgreens, creating a satisfying and nourishing dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours or overnight
  • 2 cups popcorn microgreens
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives or additional popcorn microgreens, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Sauté Aromatics:
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  1. Cook Potatoes:
  • Add the diced potatoes to the pot and stir to combine with the onion and garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes, allowing the potatoes to soften slightly.
  1. Add Broth:
  • Pour in the vegetable broth, ensuring that the potatoes are fully covered. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  1. Blend Cashews:
  • While the soup is simmering, drain the soaked cashews and transfer them to a blender. Add 1 cup of water and blend until smooth and creamy.
  1. Blend Soup:
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, carefully transfer the soup to the blender with the cashew cream. Blend until smooth and creamy, working in batches if necessary.
  1. Add Microgreens:
  • Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the popcorn microgreens. Cook for an additional 5 minutes over low heat to allow the flavors to meld together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Serve:
  • Ladle the creamy popcorn microgreens soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh chives or additional popcorn microgreens for a pop of colour and extra crunch. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tips:

  • For an extra creamy texture, use an immersion blender directly in the pot to blend the soup until smooth.
  • Adjust the consistency of the soup by adding more vegetable broth if it’s too thick, or simmering it uncovered for a few extra minutes to thicken it up.
  • Feel free to customize the soup with your favourite herbs and spices, such as thyme, rosemary, or paprika, to add depth of flavor.

Delight in the comforting warmth and fresh taste of creamy popcorn microgreens soup, a nourishing dish that’s sure to become a favourite in your repertoire.