This soup is a melange of colorful garden vegetables and comfort food flavor with just a hint of hot cayenne pepper to spice it up. As healthy as it is beautiful, this recipe will make the most of summer’s bounty all in one pot — sure to be a keeper!
In a large pot:
Lightly saute 1/2 cup chopped onion in 1 Tbsp oil (or 1/4 cup water for low fat)
4 cups water and 1 (32 0z) container Imagine brand “No Chicken Broth,” and bring to a boil.
All at once add remaining ingredients:
3 stalks celery, chopped
4 carrots, cut into chunks
2 large orange bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium zucchini (10 – 12 inches), cut in half lengthwise then cut into 1/4″ slices
1 large bunch kale, stalks removed and leaves chopped
1 Tbsp. whole fennel seeds
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. turmeric
1 – 2 tsp. gray Celtic sea salt (or to taste)
Simmer all ingredients together for 15 – 20 minutes. Add 1 package chopped Light Life brand “Chicken” Strips during the final 5 minutes of cooking (just to heat thoroughly).
Serve hot. (Makes about 8 generous servings)