Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuscan Soup

I love creating healthy soups and came up with another yummy one yesterday. You will love the flavors and texture of this soup. This recipe makes enough for leftovers and it tastes even better the next day. Soups are good year round with a big vegetable salad.  They are filling and satisfying when they are loaded with nutrients. Your body feels energetic and satisfyed when you are getting everything you need.  Your body doesn't count calories, it counts nutrients, so make sure you are getting plenty of them.

This soup can be classified as a super-soup! I hope you will give it a try.  I know you will enjoy it.

Tuscan Soup
Printable Recipe
Serves 6

1 tsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion (sliced or diced)
4 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 (28 oz.) cans Muir Organic Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes (you can substitute regular diced tomatoes)
4 cups salt-free vegetable broth (I use Rapunzel brand)
2 carrots (julienne peeled and then cut into smaller pieces)
2 celery stalks (sliced very thinly)
5 cups cabbage (sliced thinly)
3 large kale leaves (remove center stalk and chop kale into small pieces)(Save one for garnish)
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or pepper flakes (optional)
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans (drained & rinsed) or make your own from scratch.
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup or agave nectar

1.)  Combine oil, garlic & onions in soup pot and cook until onions are soft.  Add canned tomatoes.  Simmer 10 minutes.

2.)  Use a blender or an immersion hand blender to puree tomatoes and onion. Put back in soup pot.

3.) Add vegetable broth, basil leaves, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and all vegetables.  Simmer for 10 minutes. 

2.)  Add nutritional yeast, beans & agave nectar. Simmer for 5 minutes.

3.)  Even more delicious the next day. Enjoy:)


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8 comments:

  1. Yum.. your soup sounds delish. It sounds like my kind of soup!

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  2. Now, Deb, you know that all Tuscan Soups need some Crusty Bread for dipping!

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  3. Michelle-thank you:)

    Shen-you are right about that and this soup is no exception. It is delicious with some crusty Artisan bread-Yummy.

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  4. Looks so good! I love al your soups. I think you are the soup queen!

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  5. Inspired! Going to try it -- thanks!

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  6. This soup sounds delicious! Love that you added nutritional yeast! Yum :)

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  7. Woah! You lost your comments on this post?! That's f*ed up!

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  8. Shen, Blogger was having problems and I lost all my comments for my Tuscan Soup:( I am really sad about that.....Thank you for noticing!

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