BRRRRRR! Things are getting extremely nippy here in the Vegas* so I wanted to post a recipe for soup tout de suite, because AUTUMN! Autumn is glorious.
Of course, this cooler weather is making it all too easy to nestle under a blanket and watch Gossip Girl all day, only getting up to nuke some soup and then dump kidney beans, coriander, yoghurt and lime juice on it. And tea. Oh, so many cups of tea. I’m usually such a bookworm, but lately I’ve just been binging on Netflix series (have you seen The Fall?! Oh my god, it was brilliant! So was Gillian Anderson and her fabulous silk blouses). What is happening to me?!
*Brisbane = Brisvegas = Vegas (an ironic name for our city from back when we actually didn’t have a nightlife. We’re cool now, okay).
This soup has 10 jalapeños in it, but they’re mostly deseeded, so, it’s deliciously spicy but not overly much. It’s a little bit tangy from the lime juice, and a little bit creamy from the potato. Plus it turns out that this is actually really healthy. Everything in it is GREEN, greener than a kale-filled green smoothie. Yet it tastes so good. Make it, and then find something really low-brow to watch or read this weekend. You deserve it.
Xoxo gossip girl
- 1 large brown onion, peeled, chopped
- 1 small potato, peeled, chopped
- 10 jalapeños / ~170g, sliced in half, deseeded*
- 3 green capsicums / ~700g, deseeded, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 bunch of coriander, finely chopped, some leaves reserved to decorate
- juice of 1 lime
- 3 cups / 750ml vegetable stock
- Kidney beans, coriander leaves, yoghurt
- *I left the seeds in one jalapeño to add a real kick of spiciness.
- Place a stovetop casserole dish over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of oil.
- Add the onion and potato and cook for 3-4 minutes until brown.
- Add the jalapeños and capsicum and cook until beginning to soften, around 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, coriander, lime juice and vegetable stock. Turn heat to medium-low and summer for 10-15 minutes, until all the vegetables are soft.
- Ladle into the blender and blend until smooth, OR blend using an immersion blender. A food processor can be used but won't yield a smooth soup.
- Serve topped with kidney beans, coriander leaves and yoghurt, or toppings of choice!