I’m a big fan of soup – and it’s an easy way of getting the children to eat up more vegetables – so this recipe is a winner twice over. I used a lot more cayenne pepper than the original recipe suggested to spice things up – and I resisted reaching for my immersion blender and was glad I did. Filling and satisfying.
- Tomato Minestrone Soup
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup chopped Vidalia onion
- 1/8 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup peeled and diced sweet potato
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes (I like Pomi – no hidden salt, sugar or additives)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 cup steamed fresh spinach
- 1 cup chopped and steamed kale
- Fresh ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Makes 2 generous servings of 8 ounces each
- Place ¼ cup vegetable broth in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the broth starts to boil add the onion, celery and sweet potatoes and sweat from about 8 minutes.