Chia seeds are not just for breakfast! They’re such an easy add in to sauces and soups, and also lend themselves to a little thickening.
I just had to post something extra green for Patrick’s Day, and this deep bowl of kale and potato soup with milled chia just screams Irish home comfort.
We could all do with a little extra comfort at the moment and there is no harm in recognising that for some of us, food provides it. Sometimes its in the form of a slice of pie, and other times it’s a mighty bowl of super nourishing, hella delicious soup.
Easy to make, and if my local supermarkets are anything to go by, kale is still massively under utilised.
Recipe created for Chia Bia, this is not a sponsored post.
Super Green Kale Potato Chia SoupPrint Recipe
- 15g butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced or grated
- 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
- 400g peeled white potatoes, diced into bite size chunks
- 1 litre of vegetable stock, or water
- 200g kale,roughly chopped, stalks removed
- 1 tsp salt, or to taste
- 125ml full fat coconut milk
- 4 tbsp milled Chia Bia chia seed
- Black pepper to taste
Heat a large pot over a medium heat. Add the butter and oil, and once hot add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes.
Add in the potato, stir, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add in the stock or water, bring to the boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes; until potatoes are tender.
Add in the kale and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add in the coconut milk, remove from the heat and blender in a blender or using a powerful hand blender until smooth. Stir in the milled chia, place back over the heat, heat through for a further 5 minutes, season to taste with salt and pepper.
If not eating immediately, in order to ensure it maintains its vibrant green colour I fill a super large bowl with cold water and place the pot inside so that the water comes up at least half way up the sides. Stir and allow to cool quickly by sitting in the water for about ten minutes.
Place into the fridge and reheat in a pot or in the microwave before serving.