green soup

28 Mar

I’ve lived almost exclusively off green soup during periods of not having so much money and/or not having so much time, but it’s not just for times of desperation!  It is really tasty, and good for you too!

The version that I’ve made here includes udon noodles, which you could easily leave out or substitute with rice noodles.  Some other vegetables to consider adding include bok choy, snow peas and edamame.

Makes 2 servings.

$2.75 for 2 servings

green soup

ingredients

  • 4 c vegetable broth or miso broth
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1/2 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/2c tofu, cubed (about 1/3 of a block)
  • 4-5 shiitake mushrooms, sliced into thin strips
  • 3 green onions, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 4 large basil leaves, cut in chiffonade (very thin strips) – do not include if using miso broth
  • 1 package udon noodles

preparation

Peel a small piece of ginger and slice 3 or 4 thin slices off.  Put broth in a pot with sliced ginger and bring to a boil.

While the broth is heating up, cut shiitakes, tofu, green onion and basil (if using vegetable broth).  Divide each of these ingredients evenly between two bowls.

Once the broth has come to a boil, add udon noodles and broccoli florets.  Continue to boil for another 1.5 to 2 minutes or until broccoli is barely tender.

Divide the noodles between the two bowls.  Pour enough broth (with broccoli) into the bowls to cover the vegetables and remove any pieces of ginger that fall in.

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