Delicious & Easy

Spring Green Soup

This recipe is perfect for showcasing the extraordinary flavor of a favorite springtime delicacies—wild garlic.

Ingredients for

Spring Green Soup

2 ½ teaspoons coconut oil

2 spring onions, chopped

1 ½ teaspoons ginger, minced

1 ½ cups vegetable broth

1 ¼ cups coconut milk

1 cauliflower head, roughly chopped

7 cups spinach leaves

1 tablespoon Himalayan sea salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 bunches watercress

2 bunches wild garlic*, roughly chopped

1 lemon, juiced

6 mint leaves, chopped

Raw sunflower seeds and edible flowers to garnish (optional)

Instructions for

Spring Green Soup

Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat and add onions and ginger. Cook for 2 minutes. Add vegetable broth and coconut milk, and bring to a simmer. Add cauliflower and cook for 10 minutes. Add spinach, salt, and pepper, and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in the watercress and wild garlic, then remove the pot from the heat.

Transfer soup to a high-powered blender and add lemon juice and mint leaves and blend until smooth. (Be careful to follow proper precautions for blending hot liquids.)

Garnish with seeds and edible flowers just before serving.

*Wild garlic, also known as ramps, can be foraged and harvested from March to June. You can also find it at specialty produce stores, farmers’ markets, and farm stands across San Diego County.

From Kitchen Contentment (Santosha Nutrition, 2020)

Frequently asked

Questions About This Recipe

What can I use if I don't have wild garlic?

Try green garlic or even regular garlic cloves. Garlic in all its beautiful shapes, forms, varieties, and pieces couldn't possibly disappoint with the other complex and herbaceous flavors in this soup.


Notes & Thoughts

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Image: Erik Baldwin

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