So I was watching Deliciously Ella’s YouTube channel the other day and I came across this recipe. It was so interesting-looking to me, and I guess I was craving peas because I got inspired to make it like a lightning bolt on Sunday.
I had to do a bunch of alterations to get more towards Nutritarian, but to me, it ended up a crazy success. I LOVE this soup! It has a really awesome flavor and packs a little kick too (of course feel free to omit the chili flakes if you don’t like spice).
I love the slightly chunky texture but feel free to blend yours as much as you’d like. This keeps super well in the freezer and I’ve had it alongside salads the past two days and it was the perfect compliment.
Today, I made an arugula salad with tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, avocado, lime juice and nutritional yeast and the soup tasted AMAZING alongside it!!
And on a related note, I’ve been using Snapchat a LOT lately. I actually have never resonated with a social media network more in my life — I feel like it really gives me the voice to share the things I want to share, real-time and be creative. When I first made this, I knew I just wanted to share it with you right away.
I figured I’d just use the Snapchat footage since I cooked the whole thing on there already and gave tips and tricks about my cooking style, so you can see it from a Snapchat perspective. :)
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Give the soup a try and let me know what you think!
Here’s the Recipe Video That Includes My Snaps
- 5 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 heads broccoli, including peeled stem, chopped
- 3 cups water, plus several tablespoons for sauteing
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced
- 6 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
- 5 green onions, chopped
- 4 cups kale, chopped (measure before chopping)
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 24 ounces (about 1½ 1-lb bags) frozen green peas
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon miso paste (I prefer mellow white)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, water saute the celery and broccoli, using 1 tablespoon at a time as needed just so it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan, until they are starting to get a bit soft.
- Make a well in the bottom of the pan and add 2 tablespoons water and quickly dump in the ginger, garlic and green onions. Stir rapidly until they start to give off a strong aroma and be careful to not let them burn. Add more water whenever necessary.
- Add the kale and stir until the kale is wilted. Add the water, almond milk and peas. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for 10 minutes.
- To a blender, add the tamari, miso paste, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Blend the soup on high, in batches if necessary, to the consistency that you like.
Coincidentally I made a version of my grandmother’s cream of celery soup last night. (She used powdered milk) It was really good, but could possibly use a little more flavor? Interested in what you would do.
2 c. chopped celery, 1/2 large onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 bay leaf
Combine in 2 cups water and cook 15 min until tender. Strain and set aside vegetables, removing bay leaf. Add Imagine No Chicken broth to liquid to make 2 cups – about 1 cup broth/1 cup reserved liquid.
Melt 2 T vegan butter in pan, stir in 1/4 c flour, add liquid, 1 ladle at a time to make a creamy sauce. Season with salt, white pepper, and vegan Worcestershire. Combine with vegetables in blender and purée until smooth. Reheat to serving temperature.
Hi Beth! Thanks so much for writing.
So I think that sounds yummy!! You are getting plenty of sodium from the half-broth and salt/butter you use. As far as adding even more flavor, I usually then start resorting to spices. I think the following would be great (in any combination): Mrs Dash Onion and Herb or Garlic and Herb, Garlic or Onion powder, lemon juice, more garlic, more onion, leeks/shallots, and serve with some chopped green onion on top. And possibly some of my Crispy Roasted Chickpeas on top, for a nice crunch. Actually the more I think of it, the lemon sounds so divine in this, I might have to try this myself! :) To make it more Nutritarian, I would sub either cashew cream or light coconut milk in place of the butter/flour roux. Maybe try 2 bay leaves as well. Mmmm, now my gears are turning!! :D Hope you can find a combo that works for you.