Bill Granger recipe: Cavolo nero and courgette soup with chickpeas
Sunday 05 January 2014
This soup ticks all the boxes: warming, flavoursome, wholesome and revitalising.
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
2 courgettes, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
¼ tsp crushed chillies, plus extra to serve
1 litre good-quality chicken or vegetable stock
300g cavolo nero, stalks removed and shredded
400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Freshly grated Parmesan, to serve
Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium-low heat. Add the courgettes, garlic, onion and chillies. Season with salt and cover. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes until tender.
Pour in the stock, increase the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Whiz with a hand-held blender until smooth. Bring back to the boil and add the cavolo nero and chickpeas.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with grated Parmesan, extra crushed chillies and a drizzle of olive oil.
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