Soup is one of the most practical, tasty, and comforting foods out there. You can find it at most grocery stores and fast-food joints … but here’s the thing about store-bought soup –
It’s super-high in sodium, and can be filled with MSG or unhealthy lectin-laden ingredients, like pasta, potatoes, and nightshades. It’s definitely not your mother’s soup.
But you can make delicious soup at home quite easily!
Here’s what you’ll need to make soup for 4-6 people:
SOUP WITH ANY VEGETABLE
What you need –
1 chopped onion
A couple ribs of celery, chopped
A quarter cup of olive oil
3 cups of the vegetable of your choice – mushrooms, for example
5-6 cups of broth (vegetable -OR- chicken)
Salt and pepper
From there, the possibilities are truly endless. You can add herbs and spices, leave it brothy, or blend it smooth to give it a bit more of a creamy texture. (In fact, you can even thicken it up by blending half of it and mixing the thicker portion with the brothy portion.)
What to do –
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot.
Next, add your veggies and a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute it all until it’s tender.
Once vegetables are cooked, add broth and reduce heat to low. Cover it, and cook for 30 minutes.
When you’re done, you can serve it as is, or throw it in the blender to make a silky smooth soup.
And that’s it. It’s seriously that simple! And again, you can use ANY friendly vegetable out there.
AND HERE ARE SOME EXTRA (TASTY) TIPS:
If you use kale, try adding a bit of lemon juice and some garlic to the mixture.
If you’re making an asparagus soup, add a bit of mint and a little lime zest. So good!
To make a creamier soup, blend in a bit of unsweetened coconut milk. Absolutely delicious!
You can even add “Miracle Noodles” if you just can’t resist noodle soups