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Beat the Cold Soup

Food Network Canada

A tasty soup that will keep colds at bay. Recipe from The Modern Ayurvedic: Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life, courtesy of Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Ingredients

1
Tbsp oil
½
cup onions, chopped
3
tsp fresh ginger, minced
2
tsp fresh green chilies, minced
2
tsp garlic, minced
½
cup celery, diced
½
cup carrots, diced
¼
tsp cayenne pepper
½
tsp turmeric
½
tsp garam masala
½
cup mushrooms, chopped
¾
cup zucchini, chopped
¼
cup tomatoes, diced
2
cup vegetable stock
4
whole peppercorns
2
cloves
½
cup broccoli florets
½
cup cauliflower florets
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt to taste
¼
cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish)
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Directions

Step 1

In a large pot on medium-high, heat oil. Add onions, ginger, and green chilies and sauté until onions start to soften, about 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and celery and continue to sauté for a few minutes.

Step 2

Add carrots, cayenne, turmeric, and garam masala and sauté for a few more minutes. Add mushrooms and zucchini and sauté for another minute. Stir in tomatoes and sauté for an additional minute.

Step 3

Add vegetable stock, peppercorns, and cloves, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add broccoli and cauliflower florets and cook for another 7 minutes until softened. Just before soup is done, stir in lemon juice and salt to taste.

Step 4

Remove peppercorns, garnish with cilantro and serve.

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