One of my favourite fast dinners is a soup and a Quiche combo. Or soup and pizza. Especially if it’s the second option, I serve the soup before the pizza, and make sure that it’s loaded with veggie goodness. Like this creamy green soup: it’s so yummy, yet so healthy.
My kids are fairly good eaters, but there are still some healthy veggies that they fear. That’s why a creamy soup is a great solution. ( Is there leek in the soup? Maybe, maybe not. Eat it, and you’ll see. ) Also, I like adding a bit of texture to my creamy soups, so here I added green peas. You could also add some pumpkin seeds ( I usually do, and it adds a lovely crunch!)
And as for the creaminess, it’s the coconut milk that’s behind it, and not cream. Add some cumin, green veggies and fresh bread, and you have a perfect meal!
Now, some kids like imagining their food is special, so I say that this is monster soup, that’s why it’s so green. Also, telling my girls that they need to find all the green peas that are hiding inside, gets them even more exited!
What you’ll need :
3 cups chicken broth ( or vegetarian one)
1 1/2 cup broccoli cut in pieces
1 cup leek cut in pieces
2 medium potatoes cut in pieces
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt & pepper
1 cup green peas
Cook together chicken broth, broccoli, leek and potatoes. When the vegetables will get soft, mix it together using a hand mixer. Add coconut milk, spices and green peas. Let it simmer for around 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
What are your favourite soups with coconut milk?