This easy one-pot vegan “chicken” noodle soup will keep you healthy and happy all winter long. Super warming and comforting.
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium-sized white onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely chopped
1 cup raw carrots, into bite-sized pieces
3 stalks of celery, finely chopped or into bite-sized pieces
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 large bay leaf
1 tbsp. vegetable stock paste
1/2 tsp chili flakes
season to taste
1 400 ml can cooked white kidney beans, washed and strained
1 tbsp. white miso
noodles of choice – I added 1/2 cup uncooked little bite-sized bow ties
garnish with lemon juice and fresh parsley
To a large pot add your olive oil and heat on medium-high heat for 1 minute before adding onions. Cook the onions for 5 minutes or until translucent. Into the pot add your garlic, carrots and celery. Cook them for 7-8 minutes while stirring often to avoid burning. Scrape any brown bits that develop at the base of the pot with a wooden spoon.
To the pot, add the turmeric, paprika, bay leaf, vegetable stock paste, chili flakes, seasoning and beans. Stir till the vegetables and beans are completely coated with spice and seasoning.
Increase heat to high, add your boiling water (you want to just cover the vegetables). Stir the vegetables, bring mixture to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes before adding your miso and noodles or pasta. Cook noodles or pasta as instructed. Give everything a good stir.
Once cooked, garnish with a little dash of lemon per bowl and a sprinkling of fresh-cut parsley.
Use the best produce possible – could also add black kale, brocolli, cauliflower, or cabbage.
Choose your pasta or noodles wisely, but pick what you love the most
Make sure to sauté your vegetables as long as possible, this is a flavour building step and will transform your soup
Check for salt once the soup is ready and cooled just slightly you want it well salted for added flavour
Add a little dash of lemon to each bowl, it adds that perfect tang to make sure everyone at the table is satisfied
Use either vegetable stock paste or vegetable stock, just water won’t do it here folks!