Arugula Spinach and Watercress Soup ❦ Sopa de Agrião Espinafres e Rúcula
Hello friends. This week my babies are home due to yet another national lockdown. With all the indulgence over the holiday season, I felt it fitting to make them a delicious and healthy soup. Soup in my house is always available. My sister recently asked for this recipe, so I thought I would share it with you.
The base of the soup is a simple medley of vegetables and then it is finished with raw super greens, in order to preserve all their fabulous and healthy nutrients.
Spinach, watercress and arugula (rocket) are classed as superfoods.
"Arugula is one of the brassica family vegetables along with broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables are high in fiber and antioxidants, and also rich in glucosinolates, which studies show may reduce the risk of developing lung, prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer." [courtesy of Ecowatch} N
Watercress, baby leaf spinach, arugula, and curly kale. Research has shown that they have a range of cell-protecting and anti-cancer benefits, including support of the immune system.
In short, this soup is a powerhouse.
It also has curly kale in it but just a little that gets blended with the soup. Red kidney beans are added to finish and give the soup bite. For the photo I was super naughty and added some crumbly sauteed chorizo. Of course omit it when making the recipe vegetarian. I use chicken stock to elevate the flavour, but feel free to use stock of your choice including just water. It has a rich vegetable base that is pureed smooth.