Soup. I. Don’t. Like. It. But when Jozi Town decided to follow the winter trend & have a morning of dedicated rain on Women’s Day… Well I woke up craving the stuff. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
A day off work & the sound of fat raindrops against my window meant pillow hugging. But then it stopped. So much for Cape Town winter reminiscing… I still hopped to the shops though & miracle, Food Lovers Market had a special on baba marrows & spring onions. If I was going to eat this soup then it was going to have to be grotesquely green – in a rad kind of way.
The whole baba marrow special meant this pool of green delicious falls head first into the #fiftybuckstofeedfour category – a veggie vibe. In fact, this soup comes in at thuuurdy two rond to be precise. So that’s what…. *need fingers to work this out* 8 bucks per person… 8 – that’s right, right?
Green Soup In A Bowl
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
4 spring onions, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 green chilli, roughly chopped *minus seeds if sensitive*
1 tsp (5ml) ground cumin
1 punnet baba marrows
3-4 handfuls baba spinach
4 cups vegetable stock
Magic Maldon & black pepper burst
Juice of 2 limes or 1 lemon
1 tbsp (15ml) crunchy peanut butter *I know right? But it does something good*
3 tbsp (45ml) plain yoghurt
Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the spring onions, garlic, chilli & cumin & fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the baba marrows, baba spinach, vegetable stock, season well with Magic Maldon & black pepper burst, lime or lemon juice & bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat & simmer until the marrows are tender. Add the peanut butter & blend using a stick blender, adjust seasoning & stir in the yoghurt.
Add dollops of extra yoghurt & watercress – if you like that sort of thing. You even have cash moneys left over to splash out on some fancy crusty bread. Score.