Kirstie Alley's "green Soup"

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Kirstie Alley shared this recipe on Oprah she swears by it for weight loss. She said it is very important to not over cook, you want to to be a lovely bright green! She also said you will think you made way to much but that it will go VERY fast! Eat this soup once or twice a day or whenever you are hungry. Green Soup is 62 calories per cup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 -8 big chunks shallots
  • 8 leeks (Cut leeks just above their white part, about 2 inches. Peel the outer layer off and then slit them o)
  • 13 cup organic olive oil
  • 2 big bunch asparagus (cut the hard ends off about 3 inches)
  • 3 big bunch broccoli (cut the stems off halfway up the shafts)
  • 2 big bunch spinach (cut off the tiny part of the dirty ends)
  • 6 (32 ounce) containersorganic chicken broth (for vegetarians, use vegetable broth)
  • sea salt (at least 3 tablespoons of coarse grain)
  • pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Peel and slice shallots thinly.
  2. Put all the olive oil in a very large, deep pot. Turn the heat to medium-high. Put the shallots into the oil and sweat the shallots. "Sweating" means to cook the vegetables to tenderize them without browning them. Adjust heat as necessary to ensure they do not brown.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of coarse, ground, good quality sea salt to shallots to absorb while they are sweating. Cut the leeks into thin slices and toss them into the oil with the shallots. Sweat the leeks along with the shallots. Chop the asparagus into small bits and then add them to the mixture and sweat them, along with the shallots and leeks.
  4. When the shallots, asparagus and leeks are fully sweated and tender, break the broccoli into small chunks and throw them into the soup pot. (If the shallots, leeks and asparagus combo gets too dry before they are tender, just add small amounts of chicken broth to the mix and keep on sweating.).
  5. Let the broccoli sweat a little while (about 2 minutes) and then add half of your organic chicken stock. Cook this for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add remaining chicken stock and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. (You want the broccoli to be tender, but not overcooked, and you want the color of soup to always remain a nice, bright green.) Add all the spinach and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the flame off the mixture and season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer the soup into a blender by increments and puree the mixture. Put the pureed soup mixture into one big pot. Then taste and season it to your liking. Only season with salt and pepper. If you desire any other seasoning, create an individual serving, not in the whole pot.
  8. Split the soup into 2 equal parts, one for you and one for your Chubby Buddy or for storage. Cool the soup before refrigerating and/or freezing.
  9. You are basically adding the vegetables in order of their hardness. The spinach is so soft, you would never want to add it too early. If you do, it can make the soup turn brownish…ICK!
Most Helpful

Love this soup! Saw her on Oprah and made a giant batch to have after surgery. Love it! I eat mine cole with a dollup of greek yogurt on top and and a grind of fresh pepper. Have 22 more containers in my freezer! This recipe is a keeper!

Elimo21 June 10, 2010

I was going to post this myself. So good. I made half a batch and used veg broth but should have made the whole recipe. Kirstie says it freezes well so I made indivitual servings and put them in the freezer for lunch. Try your next cup with a pinch of nutmeg...so yummy. I think I'll be making this weekly. Thanks for posting it.

Ilysse May 08, 2010

This is very tasty - I don't know about weight loss but it sure is healthy. I would recommend halving this recipe unless you are feeding 15 people. It makes way too much.

SusWW March 05, 2010