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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Tuesday Trio : Low Carb Recipe Suggestions (4)

It's Tuesday Trio Time
and with the weather here in the UK being very Autumnal
it's a soup theme for this weeks choices

Soup au pistou with walnut pesto
A bowl of vegetarian deliciousness, this is a classic Proven├žal vegetable soup, with a rich,
earthy walnut pesto twist. Perfect for warming up these cooler Autumnal nights.

Serves Six
2.9g carbs per serving
For the soup
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 fennel bulb, finely chopped
1x 31g pack basil stalks, finely chopped (reserve leaves for pesto)
3 garlic whole cloves
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
200g (7oz) spinach, chopped
1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, washed and drained
1 1/4l (2 pints) good quality vegetable stock
For the walnut pesto
50g (2oz) walnuts, chopped
large bunch basil leaves reserved from soup
40g Parmesan
2 garlic cloves, crushed
125ml (4fl oz.) mild olive oil
1 tsp sea salt 
can be seen here

Creamy Cauliflower Soup
There is nothing so welcoming as a bowl of warm tasting soup and this 'Creamy Cauliflower Soup'
is just so easy - it is rich, tasty and can make an easy option after a busy day at work or play.

Serves Two
3.5g carbs per serving
2 cups Cauliflower flowerets
50 g Butter
½ cup Cream
1 Garlic clove
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese (grated or sliced)
Salt and Pepper to taste
can be seen

Avocado and Cucumber Soup
Just in case it is not very Autumnal where you live you may appreciate this suggestion!
Perfect for warmer days, the recipe combines avocado, cucumber and green onion.

serves four
12 oz. (English) cucumber, peeled, cut into 4 pieces
2 Fresh California / Hass Avocados, peeled, seeded, quartered
1 oz. green onion, cut into large pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 Tbsp. cilantro leaves, plus extra for garnish
4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup plain yogurt, plus extra for garnish
1 cup cold water or cold vegetable stock
1 cup ice cubes
can be seen here

I hope you've enjoyed this 'Tuesday Trio'. I wonder have you a favourite looking recipe out of these three? I could just enjoy a warming bowl of the Proven├žal vegetable soup ... 
See more 'Tuesday Trio' posts here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Jules said...

I love soup, so I'll definitely be trying out this cauliflower soup recipe. X

Tom said...

...walnut pesto is a new one for me.

Valerie-Jael said...

These all look good. And I have cauliflower waiting to be eaten! Valerie

HRBennett87 said...

Love the first one. Might have to try it out. ;)

Second one likely wouldn't end well given I'm allergic to avocado. haha

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are all good for vegetarians, too!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Some great suggestions, all of which could be easily adapted based on what you had to hand. Thank you.

Susan Kane said...

It feels like soup time. These are good starts.

Lois said...

The cauliflower soup would be my pick, but they all look good!

bill burke said...

They all sound good. Will be tring them during the winter.

happyone said...

Creamy cauliflower is the one for me. Soups are so good on these cold days, though I like soup all year long!

Catarina said...

Great ideas for soups. I made one similar to the first one the other day. I didn't think of adding pesto... will do it next time. Thanks!

DVArtist said...

Wow these are amazing looking soups. Thanks for sharing them.

Rose said...

The first two sound delicious! Not so sure about the other, but it might be two if I tasted it.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh my gosh. These sounds soooo good.

Christine said...

I should try that cauliflower soup one of these days, thanks for this warming trio!

peppylady (Dora) said...

First one sound very filling. But I would have to leave out cheese.
Coffee is on

Jeanie said...

That soup looks absolutely amazing! And so healthy and delish!

Margaret D said...

They do look lovely.

Evi Erlinda said...

These soups look so good, the first one is the most.

baili said...

yummy sou;p season has arrived indeed :)
thank you for variety sharing here Jan !
corn soup is unfamiliar yet compelling ,i think i will have ti find corn around

Iris Flavia said...

Cauliflower it is!

Jo said...

I've never tried cauliflower soup so I think I'd choose that one, it does look very tempting.

RO said...

These look yummy and perfect to warm up on a cold day! Hugs, RO

Rike said...

Your soups look very delicious! I like to eat soups in the cold months very much!
Greetings, Rike

NCmountainwoman said...

Love the cauliflower soup recipe. Thanks. I'll be making it for sure.

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Martha said...

Good stuff! I'm especially interested in the Creamy Cauliflower Soup.

William Kendall said...

I'd go for the cauliflower soup.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eddie and Jan,
This looks so tasty. That must be very delicious. The soup also looks very delicious.
Nice picturres of this food.

Enjoy your meal..hmmmm!!

Greetings, Marco

Teresa said...

Muy interesante. Un beso.

Snowbird said...

What lovely soups! I would never have thought of the avacado one!xxx

sandy said...

I think i would like all of them - delicious!

Lorrie said...

All of the soups look delicious, Jan, but I think the vegetable one looks most appealing just now as I'm waiting for supper to finish cooking here!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Cauliflower soup is my favourite at the moment Jan, so delicious and healthy too ✨