This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was the perfect soup to enjoy over Easter weekend (which wasn’t exactly spring-like but at least it wasn’t snowing… hey, we take what we can get in this era of odd weather…).
This calls for green veggies – asparagus and zucchini are suggested – but it wasn’t quite asparagus season and I had a ton of green beans so I went with beans and zucchini and it was delicious (and green! Was worried that it might not be as vibrant but I needn’t have worried…). With garlic, leeks and shallots, it’s got all the lovely aromatics you want in your soup and basil brings brightness to both the soup and the topping (Greek yoghurt, basil and some lime zest + juice).
A soup I’ll remember this spring and summer to use up bits and bobs of green veggies! Every now and then I do a sweep of my vegetable drawer to make soup and some iterations are better than others. This one will be a repeat!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Green as Spring Soup on page 80 of Everyday Dorie.
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