Tami at Running With Tweezers is hosting her annual Soup Challenge in honour of her late Mother. Here is my entry to honour TamI's Mum.
When I make soup it is usually with what ever was fresh at the market. This morning I found tiny leeks and new seasons rocket.
SPRING GREEN SOUP
1 tablespoon oil
1 bunch of small leeks green tops removed,washed and sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups rocket, shredded
1 cup frozen peas
1 litre water
salt and pepper to season
Heat oil in medium saucepan and sauté leeks. Add garlic and sauté a further minute.
Cover with water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Simmer 10 minutes.
Add rocket and peas, return to boil and simmer a further 5 minutes. To retain the fresh green colour it is important to not overcook the vegetables.
Blend with a stick blender, adjust seasoning and serve.