Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

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Delicious Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata is not your typical detox soup, this one is loaded with healthy fats and hemp seeds, a complete protein so it keeps you full too! Perfect if you need a reset from a weekend spent indulging!

Delicious Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata is not your typical detox soup, this one is loaded with healthy fats and hemp seeds, a complete protein so it keeps you full too! Perfect if you need a reset from a weekend spent indulging!
Green Detox Soup

For those of you who spent the weekend indulging – whether it was too much wine, chips or dessert – this healthy green soup for you! Way better than sipping a green juice, because it’s in the form of a soup that will also keep you satiated.

I’ve been traveling so much for work lately, with book signings and conferences, etc so I really love a good reset meal! I am not a juice cleanse type of girl, but a healthy green soup? I am all over it!

Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

This detox soup is from Liz Moody’s new cookbook Healthier Together, a healthy cookbook designed for two, but if you’re cooking for 4 you can double it! I don’t typically detox, but I do love a healthy green soup, and when I polled my audience on Instagram, asking which recipe from her cookbook I should try, this is the recipe they wanted me to share.

It has one of the most powerful members of the cruciferous family – kale, cilantro and parsley, both left in their raw form, for an abundance of chlorophyll and digestion-aiding enzymes, and lots of garlic, left mostly raw, a powerful immune booster with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lemons also assist in liver function, and help, along with the copious amount of fiber in the soup, to de bloat and get your digestive tract moving.

Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp GremolataGreen Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata
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Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata

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413 Cals 15 Protein 34.5 Carbs 26 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: American
Delicious Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata is not your typical detox soup, this one is loaded with healthy fats and hemp seeds, a complete protein so it keeps you full too! Perfect if you need a reset from a weekend spent indulging!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons high-heat oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, roughly chopped (fronds reserved)
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 garlic head, minced
  • cup hulled hemp seeds
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to serve (optional)

Instructions

To Make the soup:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • When it shimmers, add the onions, chopped fennel bulb, and ¼ teaspoon of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions just begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the kale and cook, stirring occasionally, until it wilts, 3 to 4 minutes. If any browned bits stick to the bottom of the pot while cooking, add 1 tablespoon water at a time to loosen them up.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover.
  • Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Immediately stir in two-thirds of the minced garlic, then let the soup cool, uncovered, for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the gremolata:

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • When it shimmers, stir in the hemp seeds, remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, and remaining garlic.
  • Spread the mixture into a single layer in the bottom of the pan, then cook, stirring and redistributing into a single layer occasionally, until the hemp and garlic are golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl. Chop the fennel fronds.
  • Let cool for a few minutes, then stir in the lemon zest and fennel fronds.
  • Add the cilantro, parsley, and lemon juice to the soup.
  • Transfer the soup to a blender, or use an immersion blender in the pot, and blend until very smooth.
  • Ladle the soup into 2 bowls and top with a generous amount of the gremolata. Garnish with pepper, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 13/4 cups, Calories: 413kcal, Carbohydrates: 34.5g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Sodium: 890mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 12.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 11
Keywords: green detox soup, green detox soup gluten free, green detox soup recipe

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37 comments

  1. Hi there! I just made the soup and the color is so much darker than in the picture. Could it just be the type of kale used? Otherwise, this is delicious!

  2. Can I use almond milk in place of the cashew cream?

  3. This was so yummy! A little salty so maybe less salt next time but soo good

  4. HI,
    The soup was delicious! Is it supposed to be thick? In the picture of the soup, it appears to have a puree type texture. Mine was thinner. Thank you!

  5. this would be great if it wasn’t for the insane amount of sodium. some detox,you should REALLY know better by now. oh well,take this L.

  6. This was delicious! Mine didn’t turn out as bright and pretty as yours, mine was darker, but still so delicious! And amazingly filling!

  7. I made this and it was so very good and satisfying! Loved all the flavors, you are so great at that Gina. My baby even enjoyed the soup which was awesome. Can’t wait to make it again!

  8. Absolutely delicious! I recommend doubling the recipe if you’re going to make it, since it doesn’t make a whole lot of soup (and you’re definitely going to want more).

  9. I unfortunately do not like the taste of cilantro. I have that…”it tastes like soap” palate. Any substitutions?

  10. Really delicious!  i used frozen spinach because I didn’t have kale.  And I used 1 tsp olive oil at each step for a total of 2tsp. Was so delicious!!

  11. I didn’t get the impression that @Amanda was trying to be ‘hateful” or have a terrible attitude. This soup sounds good & it’s full of healthy ingredients, I think she’s just pointing out that the science doesn’t support the naming of ANY food a “detox” food. Here’s an article. If it makes you better to think that you’ve ‘detoxified” after eathing this though… have at! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/05/detox-myth-health-diet-science-ignorance

  12. This soup was absolutely delicious. A great recipe.

  13. what would be the nutritional value without the seeds? Is it necessary to add the hemp? 

    • I cook with no oil. You always want to add some fat with greens and vegs which increases the availability of the nutrients. Hemp seed is a very healthy fat. I just add a handful of cashews or another nut to the end of the soup time or a tablespoon of seeds and puree the whole thing together when done. Cashews are the creamiest and least flavor but other nuts have more nutrition. Same with seeds. They also act as a thickener or I add some almond milk with the broth, too.

      • Thank you! We have made this 4 times already. Thank just went with 1tsp of ghee.  Didn’t use ghee for the Gremolata and I halved the hemp seeds.  Delicious and cut down some of the calories! 

  14. I love the Skinny Taste posts, so I was interested in this soup, especially as a detox soup. I’ve been sick with a couple infections, took 2 antibiotics and 2 steroids. I know my body would love to rid itself of these toxins. I was very pleasantly surprised how deliciousi this is.  I made the recipe as written except I had to use frozen kale. It is a little labor intensive with several steps, but nothing too difficult. I may even make it again when I’m healthy and recovered. 

  15. Wonderful one. My body will be soooo full of joy afterwards 🙂

  16. Looks good – confused how its 413 calories per serving though!

    • This soups sound wonderful, but when I saw the calories at 413 I was shocked as well. Can this possibly be correct?

      • Yes there’s a lot of hemp seeds and oil, which have lots of good fats. It’s meant to be satiating.

  17. Hi – what is “high heat oil”? Grape seed maybe?

  18. Loved loved loved this soup and my husband did too! We definitely indulged this weekend and needed this! Thank you!!! 

  19. This recipe got me hooked on hemp seeds didn’t know that before and it’s pretty delicious exactly the way it is cooked with garlic just browned in a pan. I also did the soup exactly with the same ingredients I am a fan of fennel and kale .love it I just added more liquid to it

  20. Ugg, “detox” soup? There is no such thing as detox food! That’s what your kidneys and liver are for. Please consider changing the title of your recipe. It’s misleading.

    • It’s a cookbook review as I mentioned above.

    • @ Amanda..please consider adjusting your attitude. Your comment is misleading- if you actually read all of the information you would know that Gina did not name this recipe and that it was shared from a book and the MAJORITY of people voted to have this recipe shared. So, not only is your comment rude and inaccurate, you are in the minority of what people want to have posted. 

  21. A whole head of garlic? Is that like 12 cloves? Thanks. 

  22. Any ingredient you can use in place of Fennel? I absolutely hate fennel lol.