Soup Season is upon us. The crisp Autumn days are perfect for a warm and comforting meal. I love soups from a nutritional stance, as they tend to be high in nutrient density (ie nutrients compared to energy) and are also hydrating. The colder weather can sometime signal a decrease in fluid intake, so soups help to fill-in the hydration gaps during these months. The following recipe is an elevated tomato soup with lots of veggies and complete plant proteins. The spice blend is what makes it extra special and a go-to Autumn favorite. Enjoy!
Follow along with this start-to-finish cooking demo preparing the soup below:
Algerian Soup Demo in Megan's Kitchen
Algerian Tomato Soup
This aromatic dish is infused with a Northern African spice blend. The spices and fresh ingredients make a tasty soup that can be served immediately or prepared beforehand. The quinoa and edamame add a source of complete protein (ie all the essential amino acids) to this vegetarian meal. This recipe has been adapted from the Moosewood Cookbook.
Makes 8.5 cups
Serve with a salad and some crusty bread for a satisfying meal.
Nutrition per 1 Cup Serving: Calories 120; Fat 5g; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 17g; Fiber 5g; Sodium 290mg
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