How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop

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My garden is overflowing with goodness right now and I’m always looking for creative things to do with all of the veggies I pick each day. A quick google search gave me the idea for a Vichyssoise Soup and I decided to try it out -but with Lifeway Kefir instead of cream!
How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop

If you’ve never heard of Vichyssoise Soup, it is traditionally a potato and leek soup {made with cream} served cold, and made famous by Julia Child. I was intrigued by the recipe because I’ve got garden veggies coming out of my ear and I’m getting sick of making them same ole dishes. It’s also summer time, and a lot of my friends are asking me for recipe ideas that are perfect for hot weather.

I found the original recipe for Garden Greens Vichyssoise Soup over at Cultivate Kansas City and decided to try it out because I have the exact veggies it calls for in my garden. However, I changed the recipe up a bit because I used Lifeway Kefir instead of cream, and I also added salt and pepper. Overall, I really enjoyed the soup, and recommend that you give it a try!

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shopFirst, gather the ingredients. I picked kale and zucchini from my garden and dug a few potatoes. I also needed chicken stock and kefir. We have been longtime Lifeway Kefir fans at my house. My kids love all of the available flavors and I love that it is 99% lactose free, GMO free, and comes from grass fed cows. I also like that it contains a lot of probiotic cultures to support the immune system and balance digestive health!

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shopBut I digress. To prepare, melt butter in a large pot, add veggies and cook over medium heat until soft {about 5 minutes}.

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop

Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes or until the veggies are totally cooked.

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop

Then, blend everything together. I tried to use my immersion stick blender, but my pot wasn’t deep enough and it was messy. So I put the ingredients in my Vitamix and blended smooth. Cool in the fridge, if you want to eat it cold. We actually ate ours warm – cold soup kind of weirds me out {I admit}… 😉

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Garden Greens & Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop

Add 1/2 cup kefir and garnish with salt and pepper and olive oil! Enjoy!

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup with Lifeway Kefir #KefirCreations #shop
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed {I didn't peel my potatoes because the skin was very soft as they were fresh from my garden}
  • 2 cups kale, torn
  • 1 or 2 cubed zucchini
  • 4 cups stock
  • 1/2 cup Lifeway Kefir
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Melt butter over medium heat. Add veggies and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add stock, turn temperature up to medium high, and bring to boil.
  3. Cover and simmer until veggies are completely cooked, about 20 minutes.
  4. Blend everything together and cool soup.
  5. Add Kefir and salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with olive oil.
  7. Enjoy!
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