Friday, November 02, 2007

RECIPE ~ Easiest Soup Ever

I literally looked at what I had in the fridge, took 5 minutes to prepare the ingredients, did some work for a while, then came back to puree. That was it. And it's low fat, high fiber, low sodium, light-yet-filling, and delicious! This recipe serves 1, so increase as needed for more servings.

2 cups water
1/2 cube herb bouillon (like Harvest Sun brand)
2 cups leafy greens, washed and torn
handful of baby carrots
1/2 apple, chopped
small handful of red or french lentils
2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp each turmeric, ground cumin and ground coriander
garnish options: tahini, cilantro, parsley, hemp seeds, flax oil, hot sauce

In a small pot pour in the water and add the bouillon, greens (I used about 2 handfuls of chard), carrots, apple, lentils (I used about 1/4 cup french lentils), garlic, ginger and spices. Cover and let cook half an hour to 45 minutes. When you're ready to have the soup, puree and pour into a bowl and garnish with your chosen yummies. Enjoy!

I drizzled some tahini into the soup just before pureeing, then stirred in 1 Tbsp each chopped cilantro and parsley, a drizzle of flax oil and a smattering of hemp seeds. The secret is the bit of apple to give some sweetness, and the tahini really makes it creamier.

Great for all doshas.


Unknown said...

JALEBI Music Flash Comment:
Great soup idea! Namaste!

My dear Fran this recipe definitely encourages everyone to appreciate the food that they have on hand and to make use of it to create quick and nutritious meals ...AND all the while.... saving money! Not bad! Not bad at all! (smile) Thanks a million!

Hare Krsna! Namaste, baby! : )
Shirley Marie Bradby (MiraBai Devi Dasi)

Anonymous said...

Hi Fran
What a wonderful blog full of yummy recipes! I can't wait to try some out. Thank you and I will be a regular visitor to your blog.

bcd23 said...

Hi Fran,

Thanks so much for all your recipes. I just made coconut green beans and a basmati pilaf and they were both excellent. So great of you to share your riches!

LINDS said...

Great soup. I add the tahini before blending then add sunflower seeds and flax oil before serving. I make it once a week!