Thai asparagus, spinach and mung bean soup

2 May

Thai asparagus, spinach and mung bean soupWe’ve been having a fair bit of spring-time fun lately, between the bouts of studious noses in books, mammoth sessions of ironing and washing, messy but successful recipe development and you know…general work.

We have eaten chips at the zoo in front of pelicans, samosa toasties at butterfly world, churro’s at the real food festival, Chinese ‘mix boxes’ in Camden and pizza at the foot of the cable cars in London. Of course there was Indian ice-cream, warm chocolate fudge cake and a whole box of alphonso mangoes in between.

So, at the start of this week I made this Asparagus, spinach and mung bean soup with a real Thai feel. When you look at it, I hope you will find the bright green, smooth and pulpy look as enticing as it is promising of nutrition and seasonal freshness. When you smell it, you get a really rousing whack of juicy, lightly sweet and spices essences. The taste…a bit likes a Thai green curry with an Indian and English accent. How’s that for a healthy fusion?

Thai asparagus, spinach and mung bean soup

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Thai asparagus, spinach and mung bean soup

18 Responses to “Thai asparagus, spinach and mung bean soup”

  1. Lisa May 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    What an intriguing combination of flavors. Next to Indian, Thai is probably my next favorite cuisine to explore. Love the fusion of the two here and it’s so delightfully green.

    • Deena Kakaya May 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

      Hi Lisa, I’m so glad that you agree on it being delightfully green. I love Thai too, I love how the aromas work so well with Indian spice x

  2. Joanne May 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    THat bright green color definitely gets my attention – in a good way! Looks great!

    • Deena Kakaya May 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

      Thanks Joanne, I feel cleaner when I eat like this x

  3. Claudia ~ Food with a View May 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    I love asparagus in all ways, and to try it in Thai style is a great idea of yours!

    • Deena Kakaya May 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

      Thanks Claudia, they work surprisingly well together x

  4. Rhonda Sittig May 4, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    What an amazing bright green color– it just calls you to dig in!

    • Deena Kakaya May 4, 2014 at 7:07 am #

      And healthily too! Glad you like it Rhonda x

  5. themuffinmyth May 4, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    This looks great, Deena! What are you studying?

    • Deena Kakaya May 4, 2014 at 8:27 am #

      Thanks Katie, I was reading about organisational culture and structure x

  6. Aneela Mirchandani May 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    A unique combination!

  7. Sophie33 May 6, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    What a divine tasty power green nourishing soup! Yummmm! :) x

    • Deena Kakaya May 6, 2014 at 7:35 am #

      Thanks Sophie, ‘power green’ I like that ;) x

  8. coconutcraze May 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    This soup screams ‘Spring’! Love the colour and the nutritional benefits of those 3 ingredients, Deena.

    • Deena Kakaya May 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

      Oh thank you, exactly what I was hoping for x

  9. Tina @ The Spicy Pear May 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    I feel healthy just looking at this dish Deena! Stunning picture too.

    • Deena Kakaya May 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Ha ha, yes spring has definitely sprung in this dish ;) x

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