Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts

Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - rocket soup is served #dijon cucumber #sugar | hurrythefoodup.com

Language is a funny old thing. Order a rocket soup in some places and you’ll be met with blank stares. In others, a joke about how fast you want it. In yet more, you’ll be handed a steaming hot bowl of tasty, green arugula soup.

Yep, arugula is rocket and rocket is arugula. It’s the same great leaf, whatever you call it. The name ‘arugula’ seems to have been brought to the US by Southern Italian immigrants – the Latin word for it is ‘Eruca’. (Here’s a short history if you want it).

Coming to be known as ‘roquette’ in France, the English (always delighted to steal and change words from the French) took it and pronounced it the more palatable ‘rocket’.

And so, we finally arrive at rocket soup. Or arugula soup, if you will.

Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - rocket soup ingredients #vegetarian #soup | hurrythefoodup.com Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - the leek and shallots are frying in a large saucepan #vegan #potatoes | hurrythefoodup.com Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - potatoes and the vegetable broth are added into the pan #arugula #shallots | hurrythefoodup.com Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - other ingredients are added into the pan #leek #vegetable broth | hurrythefoodup.com Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - pine nuts are frying in the pan without oil #leek #vegetable broth | hurrythefoodup.comRocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - Dave is blending the soup #dijon mustard #nutmeg | hurrythefoodup.com

Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup

This soup just has so much going for it! The main flavour is provided by the lovely, peppery rocket leaves, mixed with softly cooked onions and just a hint of a background mustard taste. The thick, bitey texture of the soup is provided by the potatoes and leek, and it’s very comforting and satisfying.

Our favourite way to eat it is with a chopped cucumber mixed with a pinch of sugar and salt then drizzled over the top. It’s really refreshing and makes for a pleasing contrast.

Naturally, this rocket soup is perfect as a starter or appetizer. It’s also definitely good as a main meal too, it just needs something extra with it.

My personal favourite is to chop up some day-old bread and fry it in oil as croutons. Just before they’re done throw in a little pressed garlic and fry for another thirty seconds or so.

Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - rocket soup is ready #dijon salt #quick | hurrythefoodup.com

And finally – know your leaves

Rocket/Arugula leaves tend to fluctuate wildly in terms of flavour (and therefore enjoyment). If you’re not blown away by your rocket, try another brand, store or market. Shop around until you find a flavour you really like.

Never forget to give your rocket a good wash before turning it into soup – grains of dirt love to linger in hidden pockets so be sure to get it all out first!

Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts - rocket soup serving #dijon pine nuts #oil | hurrythefoodup.com

Rocket Soup / Arugula Soup – It’s the food that counts | hurrythefoodup.com
Save to my recipe box

Nice!
Saved to your Recipe Box


My Recipe Box

Print

Rocket/Arugula Soup - The International Soup

Whether you call it rocket soup or arugula soup this awesome soup will taste just as delicious. Heartwarming and full of nutrients, this will keep you going over winter!

Course Soup, Starter
Cuisine British, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 big servings
Calories 271 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

Optional but highly recommended:

    Refreshing cucumber drizzle:

    Garlic croutons:

    • 1 slice slightly hardened bread
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • ½ garlic clove

    Instructions

    1. Slice the leek and shallots thinly. Fry slowly on a low-medium heat for 5 minutes in a large saucepan, don’t let them burn.
    2. Chop the potato into small pieces and add them and the vegetable broth to the pan. Simmer for 12-15 minutes, until the potato is soft.
    3. Finally, add the vegan cream, rocket/arugula, mustard, pepper, nutmeg and half the salt. Give it all a good blend with a hand blender. You can make it completely smooth, or leave a few lumps for texture.

    Optional:

    1. While the soup is cooking, slice the cucumber very thinly. Put in a bowl and mix with the sugar and other half of the salt. Fry the pine nuts (without oil) and put aside.
    2. If you would like croutons, slice the bread into squares and fry in olive oil on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add some pressed/crushed garlic and fry for another thirty seconds. Done!
    3. When serving, garnish with a little cucumber mix and pine nuts. Add croutons if using. Done!

    Recipe Notes

    Need more salads? We have sooooooo many awesome ones to choose from. Head over here to peruse our prolific section!

    Please note that the nutritional information used is without cucumber dip or croutons.

    Nutrition Facts
    Rocket/Arugula Soup - The International Soup
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 271 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Sodium 2735mg 114%
    Potassium 1309mg 37%
    Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
    Sugars 13g
    Protein 8g 16%
    Vitamin A 48.8%
    Vitamin C 46.8%
    Calcium 16.8%
    Iron 49.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Miss anything? Get it on amazon logo

    View Our Kitchen Arsenal

    Disclosure of Material Connection: The products above are linking to Amazon as “affiliate links” because we're affiliates! When you click on a product, it'll take you to its Amazon page where the price stays the same for you and Amazon pays us a small percentage. This helps us continue to provide quality recipes and pay for operating costs.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


    Forgot password?
    Register