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Springtime Soup, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Springtime Soup
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Even though the warm weather has finally arrived I am not ready to let go of soup!  Nothing tastes better after a long day!  Soups are also a great way to get in a ton of vegetables!  This soup shouts spring with the asparagus, lemon and fresh basil!  Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to sprout out of the thawed ground.  It provides a good source of dietary fiber, beta-carotene, B vitamins, calcium, iron, zinc, and the list goes on and on!  You get the point; asparagus is downright just good for you!

Recipe adapted from “The Moosewood Restaurant” cookbook

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Springtime Soup

The best recipe for Springtime Soup
Course Kid food, Soup
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 231kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 quart low sodium veggie broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup short grain brown rice
  • 1 ½ cups frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ cup fresh basil more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  • Pour a few generous glugs of olive oil into a large soup pot.
  • Over medium low heat, sauté onions, carrots, celery and garlic for about 10 minutes.
  • Add veggie broth, water, brown rice and tomatoes. Bring to a boil then add baby lima beans and asparagus, return to a boil.
  • Turn down heat and cook until rice is tender.
  • Add salt, lemon juice, peas and basil. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with basil and enjoy 🙂

Notes

This soup would pair nicely with pita bread and hummus or topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5954IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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