Hello everybody better weather is finally here days are finally warmer and longer. Your body is naturally craving lighter, brighter and flavourful foods. My husband now loves soups and it is a perfect opportunity for me to also use lots of my favourite leafy greens which not only just make the food more nutritious but also enhance the flavour.
I came up with this soup recipe because I wanted something simple, hearty and off course flavourful without using too many ingredients. The lima beans are beautiful white buttery beans with inherent sweetness, I decided to combine them with bright green antixidant, mineral rich and pungent aragula leaves creating a pefect marriage of substance and flavour. To this add one red pepper and one red tomato for colour and flavour and not to forget the fresh garlic from my garden and Voila!!! a delicious, colourful and flavourful minimalist soup is born.
1 cups lima beans soaked for few hours and boiled
2 cups washed aragula finely chopped
1 red pepper finely chopped
2 – 3 fresh garlic greens finely chopped or 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil or ghee
1 hot house or plum tomato chopped
salt to taste
crushed black pepper to taste
1.Boil the soaked beans in a pressure cooker or cook in a pot till soft.
2. In 1 tbsp. of oil saute’ the pepper for few minutes and then add fresh garlic, chopped aragula and tomato and let it cook for few minutes
3.Once the tomatoes are little soft add the cooked lima beans, salt and 1 1/2 cups of water and let it come to a boil.
4. Serve with crusty bread or crackers. ENJOY!!! a simple,delicious light soup.