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CSA Busting Soup
This recipe is from the Local Kitchen Blog. Rise to the challenge of using every last veggie in your box!
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or bacon grease, clarified butter)
- 2 large scallions, white & green parts separated, sliced
- 1 medium red onion, diced (about 1 cup)
- 4 medium carrots, scrubbed and sliced on the bias (about 1 and 1/2 cups)
- 6 – 8 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1 small summer squash, seeded and sliced (about 1/2 cup)
- 10 cups stock, chicken or vegetable (I used a blend of turkey and chicken stocks)
- 1 small head Savoy cabbage, chopped (about 6 cups)
- 2 cups green beans, ends trimmed and cut to 2-inch lengths
- 1, 14-oz can diced tomatoes (or about 2 lbs fresh tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped)
- 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp chile flakes
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Chevre, for garnish
- In a large stockpot, add oil, butter or bacon grease and heat over medium-high flame until shimmering, but not smoking. Add onions, white & light green scallions, garlic, carrots and summer squash. Sauté until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add stock, cabbage, green beans, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Cover and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until flavors blend and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Taste, adjust herbs and/or spices, and serve hot, garnished with green scallions and goat cheese.
Yields about 4 quarts of soup.