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 Provenal 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
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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
cup Cream
1 Garlic clove
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese (grated or sliced)
Salt and Pepper to taste
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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
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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 Provenal 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

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