A Very Green Soup

Sometimes I have so many greens in my fridge I don’t know what to do with them – so I make soup. You can vary the vegetables you use in this recipe.

In this case I combined broccoli with spinach and arugula and it was really yummy!


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A Very Green Soup

Serves 4 – 6 Print This Recipe


2 tablespoons butter

1 onion, chopped

4-5 cloves of garlic

1 sweet red pepper, chopped

A handful of mushrooms, diced (optional)

3 cups water or broth

4 cups broccoli florets, chopped

2 cups spinach

2 cups arugula

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cups milk

Salt and pepper to taste



  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in medium sized stockpot.
  • Sauté onion, mushroom and peppers for 2 -3 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, spinach and arugula and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour in and stir for a minute.
  • Add the water or broth and cover and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Mix occasionally and when all the vegetables are tender puree the soup using a hand blender.
  • Add salt, pepper and milk and allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add a dollop of cream and serve hot.

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