Soup is one of my favorite dishes. And although I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, sometimes I’m in a rush and on those days there’s nothing more satisfying and easier to make than your own bowl of nourishing easy soup. This easy soup is done and ready to be served under ten minutes. Oh and …it’s budgetproof (aka cheap) as well!
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming or boring.
So if you are up to having a healthy soup that you can throw together in a hurry, this easy soup recipe is for you. A delicious bowl of hot soup in minutes.
I love to use tomatoes in every way possible. Especially tomato puree is a very easy way to make a soup. Did you know tomatoes are my beauty food? I always have these on my grocery list. Tomato puree is just one of many ideas you can use as a base for a soup. Hot water and organic vegetable broth will also work.
Did you know that if you heat tomatoes (tomatopuree) , this will increase the absorption of lycopene (prevents cancer and other chronic diseases)?
For two bowls of this Easy Soup you will need:
- any kind of beans, I used cannellini beans (white kidney beans or “fasolia beans”). But you can use anything with a bit of a firm texture, such as chick peas, lentils, kidney beans, corn or sprouts. I choose cannellini beans because of the texture and of the enormous amount of antioxidants.
- one to two chopped (sweet) onions.
- tomato puree, as much as you wish. I used the entire little jar. The more puree, the thicker the soup.
- one teaspoon of coconut oil.
- one to two cups of water. The more water you add the thinner the soup will be.
- dry herbs and spices such as oregano, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cayenne and basil. You don’t have to use all, but this kind of sums up my quick ”dry herbs and spices collection” for when I’m in a rush. And yes, fresh is best, but we’re in a hurry today…
So let’s make this easy soup!
In a pan heat the chopped onions in the coconut oil. Once they turn golden brown add the water and tomato puree. Here you can decide how much puree you would like to use and as such how thick the soup should be. Just add water as needed, but start with just one little cup. When that is warm, it’s time to add the beans, spices and herbs.
Serve and enjoy!
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