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 a elevated tomato based 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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