Sencha Infused Summer Vegetable Soup

Sencha Infused Summer Vegetable Soup

Covington Farmer’s Market Recipe From The English Tea Room & Eatery

The Japanese Sencha is a popular green tea, adding grassy notes and accentuating the delicate flavor of the soup, from simple ingredients that can be found at the Covington Farmer’s Market.   Makes 4 – 6 servings.

1 -2 medium yellow squash
1 -2 medium zucchini
1 medium patty pan squash
1 large onion, minced
3 tbls garlic, minced
1 tbls olive oil
Veg stock (optional)
1 tbls each, fresh minced parsley & thyme
1 tbls basil
1 tbls fresh ground black pepper
1 large tomato, diced
Salt to taste
4 cups water
1 large pot (32 oz) Japanese Sencha – steep for five minutes in pot, remove bags before tea becomes bitter.

Saute onions in olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot until translucent.  Stir in squash, herbs and spices, cover and simmer until soft.  Add garlic.  Pour in tea and two cups of water.  Add in vegetable stock, if using.  Stir, cover and bring to a boil.  Add chopped tomato.  May need to add more water as needed, and salt to taste.  Serve with a savory scone from the English Tea Room & Eatery!  Cheerio!

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