Clean-Out-the-Fridge Friday

vegetable puree 022In many workplace kitchens, Friday is clean-out-the-fridge day. I decided to implement that same work ethic to my fridge at home today. Though the steamed cauliflower and asparagus braised with red bell peppers and onions was delicious a couple nights ago, I was hankering for something different today.

The answer: an immersion blender to turn those veggies into a bright spring puree I’ve been seeing in all the magazines. I reheated the veggies on the stove with some milk and then blended away. The milk had watered down the intense vegetable flavor so I added some chicken broth to add another level of flavor. A splash of sherry vinegar brought depth, while a handful of fresh thyme added freshness. To garnish, Greek yogurt and more thyme. Voila — a tasty soup to proves that eating leftovers isn’t quite so painful after all.

2 Thoughts on “Clean-Out-the-Fridge Friday

  1. Deanna on May 24, 2009 at 10:29 PM said:

    Way to think outside the box! This looks very fresh and full of flavor. I will definitely remember this idea the next time my fridge is too full!

  2. andrealein on May 24, 2009 at 11:38 PM said:

    Thanks, Deanna! It was very delicious and so easy too. :) You’ll have to let me know what you put in your soup and how it turns out!

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