Nutrient-Infused Tomato and Lamb’s Quarter Soup

Lambs quarters Soup

by Karen Stephenson

Enjoy this nutrient-infused Tomato and Lamb’s Quarter Soup, which is perfect for the cool autumn season. Depending on the time of year when you can get fresh tomatoes this is a very inexpensive soup that provides extras to freeze (or can) and the nutritional level is very high.  Countless studies prove that health benefits are enormous when consuming super foods, such as garlic, tomatoes, and sprouts on a daily basis. Garlic contains vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, antioxidants, essential oils, fatty acids and amino acids. Tomatoes are chock full of antioxidants and sprouts are loaded with goodness as well.  In addition to super foods, lamb’s quarter leaves provide a fresh flavor, but if you cannot find it in your local store, fresh spinach* can be substituted.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 lbs plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cups water
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 large onions, finely chopped
2 cups fresh basil, chopped (or ½ cup dried)
2 cups fresh lamb’s quarter leaves*, chopped (or 1 cup dried)
½ cup fresh sprouts (any type)
sea salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste

Preparation

Place tomatoes, water, garlic, onions, and basil in a large pot. Bring to a boil.  Reduce temperature to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

Place the simmered mixture into a blender and liquefy.  Be careful not to burn yourself.  Pour mixture back into the pot.  Add the lamb’s quarter leaves, sprouts and spices. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe
Calories 148
Total Fat 1g


Karen Stephenson is a specialist in
edible wild foods, a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and one of the one of the top ghostwriters at The Happy Guy Marketing.

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