I love soups with tomato-ey goodness—I love soups, period. Tomatoes are great, and they’re packed with nutrients I need, as someone who has an autoimmune condition. Also, they go along so well with vegetables and so, this is what I thought would be the best base for my hearty soup. I thought of minestrone, but I don’t need something as elaborate as that. Let’s keep this simple. Minimal. In the end, my cart ended up with the following:
Onions – contains vitamin B
Carrots – great source of Vitamin A, antioxidants and beta-catorine
Celery – loaded with potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate
Red bell pepper – provides the body with antioxidants, vitamins A and C, plus, folate and supports healthy night vision (I like reading books at night, so…)
Tomatoes – major source of lycopene (another type of antioxidant), vitamin C, potassium, folate and Vitamin K
Broccoli – packed with vitamins K and C, potassium, fiber and so much more
Let’s go straight to cooking
red bell peppers
salt and pepper
water/chicken or veggie stock
1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add onions, then the diced carrots and diced celery sticks. You can keep the celery leaves and add them later.
2. Add the bell peppers. When they’re almost done, add the tomatoes. Then, put on the dried oregano and dried basil. These dried herbs will add extra texture to the flavor of your soup.
3. At this point, you can pour in the tomato sauce, followed by water/chicken or veggie stock. Put in salt and pepper to taste. You can add some chili flakes for a bit of a kick but that’s entirely optional.
4. Then add the pasta. Any bite-size pasta would do (e.g. macaroni, penne, bow tie).
5. Once the pasta is almost cooked, you can add the brocolli and the celery leaves. The leaves also added some flavor to the soup.
6. Serve with love!
It’s so easy, right? All you have to do is ladle some to your bowl for today’s lunch (or dinner) and put the rest in the fridge. It’ll last for up to 3-5 days and the flavor gets better and better. If you made this soup, take a picture and tag me on IG!
And here’s my finished product. I ate a banana after.
Lemme know what you think in the comments section down below.
Spread the looooove!