Halloween is right around the corner and if you are looking for a healthy recipe to create, you’ve come to the right place!
Below is a recipe for Green Goblin Soup, and it’s a perfect appetizer or snack for loved ones at home, or to bring to a Halloween party. Dress it up with scary (faux) spiders and colorful straws and serve in individual clear cups, or serve in a large witch pot, you decide!
GREEN GOBLIN SOUP:
2 Tbs. avocado oil (coconut oil or ghee works fine)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 scallions, minced
1 lb. asparagus, chopped (tough ends discarded)
4 cups of spinach
1 avocado, peeled and diced
2 cups of bone broth (chicken, beef or veggies broth works fine)
1 tsp. sea salt
Blanched asparagus spears to use as goblin legs (see recipe note below)
Fresh herbs such as parsley, scallion or cilantro
Freshly ground pepper (omit to keep this recipe AIP friendly)
Plastic spiders and Beetlejuice straws optional
ADD avocado oil to a stockpot and bring to medium heat on the stove. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes.
ADD scallion and asparagus and reduce to a simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes.
REMOVE from heat and transfer to a high-speed blender along with spinach, avocado and bone broth. Alternately, place spinach, avocado and bone broth in pot and blend with an immersion blender. Once blended, taste and add salt to taste.
SERVE in clear plastic cups with raw asparagus spears sticking out of each cup. Add a festive straw as well if you like.
GARNISH with any additional herbs or freshly cracked pepper, or dare to scare your guests with faux spiders crawling over each soup!
Recipe note: Blanching your asparagus spears is not necessary, but you may find them easier to eat than raw spears. To blanch asparagus spears, bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare a bowl of cold ice water. Place asparagus spears in boiling water until they turn bright green, about 2-4 minutes depending on the size of your asparagus spears. When the spears are bright green and crisp-tender, use a slotted spoon to remove the asparagus from the boiling pot and place them in the ice water bath. After a few minutes, remove the spears from the ice water and allow them to drain on a few paper towels.