Personally I think this dish is best enjoyed on its own, though you could also add boiled ham or Irish bacon. And I wouldn't mind some pulled pork or pancetta either. Really, it is a versatile soup that is made even better by the parsley pesto. If you're not convinced yet, then just think of fresh spring parsley... Mmmm, doesn't that sound delicious?
This soup reinterprets the Irish classic colcannon, a dish that is made of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. You could add some pulled pork or pancetta to this soup if you wish. Serve with scones.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Total time: 1 hour
For the parsley pesto:
Recipe from Clodagh's Irish Kitchen by Clodagh McKenna. Copyright (c) 2015 by Clodagh McKenna. Used with permission by Kyle Books. All rights reserved.
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