Recipe: Get Your Greens Winter Soup (Gluten-Free)
This gluten-free soup is packed with vitamin A- and C-rich greens that’ll help increase your immunity this cold and flu season. Vitamin C also helps form collagen, a building block of connective tissue that gives strength to skin, hair, and nails, and vitamin A is important to help maintain vision and skin health.
Creamy Roasted Garlic Greens Soup
1 large garlic head, halved horizontally
Olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and pepper
3 cups vegetable broth, chicken broth or water
1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 cup loosely-packed fresh parsley
1 onion, chopped
1 cup cashews
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the garlic, cut side up, on a piece of foil; drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Close the foil to seal. Roast until softened, about 1 hour; let cool slightly then squeeze out the cloves.
Place the vegetable broth in a soup pot. Add the kale, chard, spinach, parsley, onion and cashews; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
Working in batches, place the soup mixture and roasted garlic in a blender; process until smooth. Return to the pot and season to taste with salt and pepper.