27 October 2017

How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup

***RECIPE***

One of the things I adore about autumn is making homemade soup. A bowl of soup is nutritious, filling and packed with flavour, and it really is easier and quicker to make than many people think. 

Some of my families favourite ingredients for soup are tomato, beetroot, sweet potato, lentils, spinach and good old leek and potato. In fact, that soup is always our starter on Christmas Day! 

So here is my recipe for Rocket Soup - which I created after buying the wrong ingredient. 

How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup gluten free dairy free






As the night's draw in, sometimes there is nothing more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of soup on a cold winter's night. And as I work from home soup is also a perfect lunch too.

Homemade soup is a fantastic recipe to have for your family and it makes a great starter or a tasty snack. Homemade soup is better for you because you know exactly what's in it and these healthy soups taste better than anything you can buy in the shops. 

Being the season of flu and germs I planned to make watercress soup last week, thinking it would be full of vitamin C as well as a peppery flavour. However, I mistakenly bought a packet of rocket instead of watercress from the local supermarket. It was also good value too as it was reduced to 35p from 56p - however, it wasn't the ingredient I was going to put in my soup. 

How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup


But undeterred I just decided to make it with Rocket. So by complete accident, I created a new dish for me. And it was so tasty. So tasty in fact that I've already made it again since.


How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup


How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup



So here is the recipe. It's gluten free, dairy free and full of nutrition and flavour, as well as great value for money. 

Rocket & Spring Onion Soup


How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 packet of Rocket
  • 5 Spring Onions
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 large or 2 small potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 500ml of water
  • Vegetable stock cube (can be gluten-free if required)

Method

  1. Wash and chop the spring onions.
  2. Wash and chop the potato (peel first if you prefer).
  3. Chop the ginger and crush the garlic
  4. Add a little oil to a large pan and saute the onion with the garlic. 
  5. Add the ginger and potato then the water and a stock cube and bring to the boil.
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the potatoes have started to soften add the rocket and simmer for two minutes.
  8. Blend then serve. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serves two.
That's it so simple. Sometimes I make soda bread to go with the homemade soup, other times I buy a crusty loaf, or with this soup, I accompanied it with crackers and a homemade 'dairy-free cheesy' dip.

How to Make Homemade Rocket & Spring Onion Soup

Rocket or Arugula Nutritional Benefits

Rocket, also known as arugula, is one of the nutritious green leafy vegetables of Mediterranean origin. It is also a good source of Fibre and Protein, Vitamins A, B, C and K as well as Zinc and Copper, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese.

As well as being very low in calories, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may immensely benefit health.

Spring Onions Nutritional Benefits

Spring onions add great nutritive and taste value to a dish. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and a very good source of vitamin A too.

What is your favourite soup?

Deb x


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20 comments:

  1. I don't like rocket (or watercress) but they might work in soup, definitely something I would try

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  2. Sounds delicious. I love making soup from scratch in the Winter

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  3. Sound yummers! We love rocket over here πŸ™‹πŸΌ Xx

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  4. I love soup, I’m going to give this a whirl. I love chicken and sweet corn soup or spicy lentil so it’s kind of like a Dahl 😍😍

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  5. Oh this sounds gorgeous. I really need to start making soup again as I've not made it for years. I've never thought about putting rocket in soup so I really must try that x

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  6. Oh this sounds gorgeous. I really need to start making soup again as I've not made it for years. I've never thought about putting rocket in soup so I really must try that x

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  7. I'm not a huge rocket fan but my partner is. Maybe if I made it into a soup I would like it. It looks yummy, and it's definitely soup season now.

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  8. This sounds delicious and so good for the immune system too!

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  9. This sounds amazing, I would never think to put rocket in soup, definitely going to try

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  10. This looks delicious, definitely one to keep on file for winter!

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  11. I love soups in winter and I'm saving this recipe.Never thought of using a ginger in this soup but will try it next time!

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  12. Funny i make watercress soup all the time but never thought of rocket

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  13. This looks so good and super healthy too! Would never have imagined that combination but I must give it a try to break my usual boring routine of vegetable soup!

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  14. Oh yum. I love the strong taste of rocket. Love that you carried on after buying the wrong ingredient. That's how some of the best recipes get created 😊

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  15. Oh I do love homemade soups at this time of year. I’ve not tried rocket on a soup so I shall give it a try. Thanks for sharing #freefromfridays

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  16. This looks so simple and delicious!

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  17. This looks delicious! I love home made soup, but I'm not very adventurous, it's usually just vegetable soup! I think I will give this a go and expand my taste buds :)

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  18. Looks lush! soup in the winter is a winner

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  19. This sounds so good! I love putting potatoes in soups it makes them that bit more filling! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  20. I'm slightly obsessed with soup making - especially when it's cold . Definitely going to give this one a try :)

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