Soup is a great way to eat meat and broth in a whole and sustainable way. I came up with this recipe, because I wanted to offer people a very quick and nutritious soup option for times when there is literally just a few minutes to throw together dinner. This soup offers you the opportunity to get creative and come up with your own version with ingredients that appeal to you. It's also a good way to use up left-overs lingering in the fridge.
You can easily swap out the ingredients in this recipe for variety. If you've done your weekly 1 hour meal preparations, you should have all the ingredients on hand to pull together a nutritious soup in minutes. The variation below uses frozen organic vegetables, or left-over cooked vegetables for a super fast option. However, there are also instructions for using raw vegetables in the notes.
Quick Basic Soup
3 cups unsalted broth
1 Tbsp. RealTaste Amore Seasoning, or seasoning of your choice (if using a salted broth, add Amore Seasoning just to taste)
2 cups frozen vegetables (about 10 oz.), or left-over cooked vegetables; (see instructions below for raw vegetables.)
1/2-3/4 cup cooked whole grain ie: brown rice, quinoa or another cooked whole grain
1- 1 1/2 cups protein, already cooked
Salt to taste, if needed
1. Whisk broth and seasoning together in a medium pot.
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Cooked chicken, beef, turkey, and other animal meats can all be used for the protein.
You can use beans, or other legumes for all or a portion of the protein.
Use a different type of broth for a change in flavor, like chicken, beef or vegetable.
Raw potatoes, or sweet potatoes can be used for all, or a portion of the vegetables. Bring the broth, seasoning and potatoes to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook the potatoes for 20-30 minutes, or until tender, before adding other ingredients.
A variety of raw vegetables may be used in place of frozen, or previously cooked vegetables. Bring the broth, seasoning and vegetables to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook the vegetables until tender, before adding other ingredients.
Switch up the type of grain for variety.
Switch up the type of RealTaste seasoning used, or other seasoning desired.
Add more or less of any ingredient, or swap proportions: Use your imagination and what you have on hand in your pantry and fridge. I'd love to see what you come up with!