New Year's Detox Recipe - Green Rocket Soup

02 Jan 2019 / Food and Wine Pairing

  • 4 people

  • 25 minutes

Purificação, responsible for Quinta da Aveleda's canteen, feeds all who work here always with great care and dedication. After a christmas holiday season, she wanted to surprise the Aveleda workers with a dish that would help them recover from the excesses of previous days. In collaboration with Clavel's Kitchen came this delicious Green Rocket Soup, perfect to pair with a small glass of Quinta da Aveleda. Discover the recipe and recover from the festive season with flavour and elegance.

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 12 fresh asparagus 
  • ½ fennel bulb
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 350ml of vegetable broth or boiling water 
  • 50g of rocket 
  • 50g of spinach
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Seeds to sprinkle
Put the coconut oil on a pot, add the onion, the garlic, the asparagus, the fennel and the celery, all cut in small pieces and let them stir-fry for 5 minutes.  Add the broth and let it cook for 10 minutes in medium-low heat. Add the rocket and the spinach and remove the pot from the heat. Add the juice and lime zest and blend everything with a hand blender until you get a creamy texture. If necessary, add more broth. Serve very hot with sprinkled seeds.

Written by Aveleda