Holiday, Soup

Irish Soup

a bowl of irish soup on a wooden plank surrounded by carrots, potatoes, and whole seed mustard

 

Looking for the perfect way to transform your St. Patty’s Day leftovers?!  This Irish Soup will do the trick!  I can’t take full credit for this idea, as my soup-loving husband was the one who suggested it…and OMG I’m so happy he did cause it turned out AWESOME!

Also, it’s super easy to make, which is something I can always get down with!  All thats really required is a 2 hour simmer time, and other than that your just dumping all of your leftovers into a pot and adding broth!

 

a bowl of irish soup on a wooden plank surrounded by carrots, potatoes, and whole seed mustard

 

Don’t spend too much time worrying about exact measurements for this recipe.  Use what you have and add whatever extra veggies you find delicious…it will turn out awesome no matter which modifications you make!

For this soup, I used what was left from the Traditional Irish Fare recipe.  All of the beef and potatoes, and about half of the leftover cabbage.  I took my baby potato halves, and cut them in half again (that way it would be easier to get them on the spoon), added extra onion, and chopped carrots!

 

two bowls or Irish soup on a white table

 

Once the veggies were chopped, I sautéed them in oil and garlic before adding the rest of the ingredients.  The simmering allows for all the flavors to blend together, which gives the soup a really tasty savory flavor!

Can I make this in a crock pot?

Sure!  Add all of your ingredients to your crock pot and cook on high for a couple hours (2-3), or low for 6-8 hours.  You can then use a fork to pull apart the corned beef.

If you want to add extra potatoes that are uncooked, that will work too!  Just make sure that they are soft when poked with a knife, before serving.  If they are still little hard, just allow some more time for them to cook!

 

bowl of Irish soup on white table with whole seed mustard

 

Irish Soup

A delicious way to enjoy your St. Patrick's Day leftovers!  Made with corned beef, cabbage, herbed potatoes, and extra chopped veggies!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: cabbage, chicken soup, corned beef, irish, leftovers, potatoes, St. Patrick's Day
Author: Lulu's Table

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 2 cups boiled cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup roasted baby potatoes cubed
  • 1-1.5 lbs cooked corned beef
  • 48 oz bone broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Saute chopped onions, garlic, carrots, salt and pepper until soft.  About 5 min.
  • Add in cabbage, cooked baby potatoes, and whole corned beef.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Stir ingredients, then reduce to a simmer and let sit with lid on for 2 hours.
  • Remove corned beef from soup and cut into pieces.  It should be easy to cut after its been simmering.
  • Add beef pieces back into soup, stir, and serve warm!

 

Soup

Green Chicken Chili Detox Soup

two bowls of green chicken chili detox soup with chopped cilantro and avocado

 

I don’t know about you guys, but after a week long Holiday bender I need something to cleanse my soul.  I’ll be the first to admit that I totally over indulge in food and drink from Christmas to New Years, but as a human, I need those care-free moments with friends and family to decompress and re-energize myself for the next year.  And all is fine and dandy until January 2nd hits, and I am really pushing the limit on the strength of my work pant’s waste band.

Which is what leads me to this pretty little number…this green chicken chili detox soup recipe!  This soup is packed with nutrients and green vegetables to help detoxify and re-nourish your body after the abuse of our Holiday splendor!  This recipe is gluten free, nutrient dense, dairy free and easy on the tastebuds.

two bowls of green chicken chili detox soup

Not only is it super healthy AND super yummy, but I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing keeping the peace in our house right now.  From time to time (usually at the beginning of the year), David and I like to cleanse ourselves of processed sugars that we ate too much of over the Holidays.  This requires us to remove processed sugars from our diets for a couple of days while our bodies readjust.  For David, the results are less joint pain, and for me, more energy throughout the day…and for both of us, reduced inflammation and weight loss(yay!).

But let me tell you (great results aside), the first three days are SCARY.  Sugar withdrawal is a real thing people, and the two of us get super irritable for no reason, whatsoever.  Thankfully after the first round of sugar detox, we were able to identify our mood swings and thus we can anticipate them and come prepared for internal turmoil!

(Cue green chicken chili detox soup)

green chicken chili detox soup with cilantro and lime wedge

I am not kidding when I say this soup kept the peace between us last night.  Right when our sugar cravings started to kick in, we had a bowl of this for dinner and all was good and right in the world again.  It’s totally filling, which helps to reduce the urge to reach for a cookie after dinner, and has so much flavor that you’ll get yourself a second serving (and don’t have to feel bad about it)!

What this recipe should really be called is the MARRIAGE SAVING HOLIDAY DETOX and REJUVENATION SOUP…but then such claims would require further studies, and aint nobody got time for that.

Packed with greens like celery, leeks, cilantro, avocado, and lime juice, to help support detoxifications, and garlic, onion, broth, and turmeric to help with inflammation…this is a must have recipe for you to make at home!

bowl of green chicken chili soup with chopped cilantro and celery

You can go the route of baking your own organic chicken and hand shredding, which this recipe has the instructions for, or get yourself an organic rotisserie chicken to save yourself some time, and in which case, would make this a true one-pot soup!

Hope you guys enjoy!

Green Chicken Chili Detox Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, chili, gluten free, soup
Author: Lulu's Table

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp EVOO or avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 4 tomatillos cubed
  • 4 stalks celery chopped into thin slices
  • 2 stalks leeks chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, and turmeric each
  • 1 16 oz can navy beans rinsed
  • 1 16 oz can salsa verde
  • 1-1.5 lbs organic chicken cooked and shredded
  • 32 oz organic chicken broth
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • cilantro garnish
  • avocado garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a small baking dish. Place chicken in greased baking dish, brush with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake for 30 min. Once finished baking, take two forks and shred chicken. 
  • While chicken is baking, take a large pot and sauté garlic, onion, and spices in oil over medium heat for approximately 5 min.
  • Add tomatillos, celery, leeks and sauté for 10 min.
  • Stir in broth, navy beans, salsa verde, and pulled chicken.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 min.
  • Before serving, mix in lime juice.  Garnish with cilantro and avocado before serving.