Steemit Iron Chef 2018 - Act 02 Round 13 - Very Green Pea & Broccoli Soup with Chia

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Hello spring!
Well, in just two more days it officially will be spring here in the southern hemisphere.

There's nothing better than a bowl of cold soup to welcome this season!
We really could feel that spring was on the way again today - a glorious sunny day, the birds chirping happily from early morning, the grass has slowly been changing from a dull straw colour to grass green, and splashes of colour everywhere as the flowers come to life again; it's just a glorious time of the year!

I spoke of my deep concern about a close friend in my Cook With Us post just four days ago and would like to let my friends here on steemit know that there's been a huge improvement, so there's hope that she's going to beat the odds, will update you on that soon, but a huge thank you for your encouragement!

@progressivechef challenges us each week, and I've really enjoyed all the themes; some have been stuff I've never attempted making before, but I've battled on and am learning, so thank you Chef for that :)

For this week's theme Cold Soup/ Gazpacho I've made a delightful thick and creamy chilled Very Green Pea & Broccoli Soup with Chia seeds - a bowl of power packed superfood all in one.
Thank you @zen-art for telling us about the amazing health benefits of these little beauties, The Super Food - Chia Seeds, have a peek and learn all about it!

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My soup was very green -

  • Spring Onions were diced and sauteed in a little Olive Oil together with a clove of Garlic.
  • Fresh Broccoli was added and cooked till just done in herb and garlic stock - do not overcook!
  • Baby Peas were added and cooked for another two minutes.
  • All this was placed in blender - fresh Mint, Double cream Greek style natural Yogurt as well as Coconut Cream added, seasoned with Salt & freshly ground black Pepper, and blended till smooth and creamy.
  • Chia seeds were stirred in and soup was placed in refrigerator to chill.
  • I served this thick and creamy cold soup in a pretty glass and garnished it with Sour Cream & more Chia Seeds.

This was a lovely cold soup - fresh, creamy and packed with green flavours from the garden!

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Ingredients required

  • Spring Onions - diced
  • Garlic clove - crushed
  • Broccoli
  • Baby Peas
  • fresh Mint
  • Garlic & Herb Stock
  • Double cream Greek style natural Yogurt
  • Coconut Cream
  • Chia Seeds
  • Sour Cream

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This was real quick and easy but super delicious - hope you all enjoyed this and please tell me if you try making it yourself :)

A quick look at how to make this Very Green Pea & Broccoli Soup with Chia.

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Wow, I like the color and I bet it was delicious and refreshing too!

Sounds good exceptionally healthy, excellent photography with recipe. Sad story I don't eat cold soups @lizelle so enjoy the treat.

I prefer hot soups but this was delicious, almost like a veggie smoothie just thicker, thanks for your support @joanstewart :)

Oh, cold soups are the best thing for a refreshing lunch! We have Spanish friends who make an absolutely delicious Gazpacho! This looks like it could be an interesting and tasty alternative!

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Oooh, I must try that out. Looks great! A wonderful healthy punch. Love the combo :)

Thank you so much @therneau, I'm not into cold soups but this was really delicious and so healthy!

This looks so yummy @lizelle. Broccoli is my favorite although I have never had it in a soup. I must try it! Yum!

It was delicious @birdsinparadise. I once had a hot broccoli soup at a fancy spa hotel (I won a stay which included treatments in a competition prize, was heavenly). That soup was light and refreshing, wish I knew what they had in there but I think the secret is not to overcook the brocolli.
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That is an intersting take. I have made similar juices when i had a juicing stint and those were yummy. I love the deep green color.

Glad your friend is recovering. Sadly lost friends myself to depression.

Thank you so much @freetissues, appreciate your feedback. Depression is very real and sadly rife in today's world :)

@lizelle it indeed does have a healthy appearance Lady Lizelle. Hope your friend makes it! Blessings!

Thank you @papilloncharity, she's still hanging in there, tiny improvements each day!

I usually make hot soups but this one has tempted me to try the cold ones. I love the fresh green colour and that is packed with superfoods. What more could I want?

I'm also a hot soup cook but this was really a delicious change and super healthy! Thanks for stopping by @cecicastor

I have seen so many delicious-looking cold-soup recipes on here! This one is no exception! I have never made cold soup before though... I really need to give it a try, especially on these hot summer nights!

It's a first for me as well, and definitely not the last either, was delicious and so quick! Thanks for stopping by @squishysquid:)

Oh, I am most definitely trying this one. I love chia seeds and put them in almost all my food and what is not to love with food that is green? 💚

Your post on the benefits of chia seeds made me start using them, thank you for that and for stopping by @zen-art :)

That looks good. I have never seen soup served in a glass like that before.

That looks good. I have
Never seen soup served in a
Glass like that before.

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