Green Pepper & Rocket Soup with Vermicelli Recipe

I was feeling under the weather today so for lunch, I prepared a soup with a very special touch of rocket leaves.  This is especially dedicated to those people who have a delicate stomach or who are sick and must eat lightly, who have problems chewing or who are simply on a low-calorie diet, or are vegetarian or vegan.

This is a healthy soup that will be even tastier if prepared in advance. And, of course, you can change any ingredients for others you like. If you don't like the rocket leaves, you can substitute it with fresh spinach leaves. Delicious, you'll see! 

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15-10 mins
Serves: 1

1 tbsp olive oil
¼ red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped 
½ green pepper, chopped
150ml vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
handful rocket leaves, chopped 
50g vermicelli (optional)

1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and gently fry the onion until softened but not coloured.

2. Add the garlic and fry for one minute.

3. Add the green pepper and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

4. Add the rocket leaves and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes or until the pepper is tender.  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

5. Add the vermicelli, if using, and cook for a further 5 minutes.  Pour soup into a serving bowl and enjoy!