Yesterday I wrote about wanting to make this zero point WW soup that is posted on Food.com.
So today, after I cleaned up the kitchen I got to chopping veggies for the soup.
I have never…in life…made soup. I’ve made chili once but never soup.
I tweaked the original recipe. Here’s what I used:
1 32oz beef broth (recipe calls for 3 cups broth)
1 32oz beef broth – 50% less sodium
4 garlic cloves, minced (recipe calls for 2)
1 small can Italian seasoned tomato paste (recipe calls for 1 tablespoon tomato paste)
1/2 yellow sweet onion (recipe didn’t say sweet but I don’t like onions)
6 smallish carrots, chopped (recipe calls for 1/2 cup)
1 bag frozen whole steamer green beans, chopped (recipe calls for 1/2 cup)
1/2 head cabbage, chopped (recipe calls for 2 cups)
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1 teaspoon basil (recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 package frozen spinach
I followed the recipe directions and used salt and pepper to taste while I cooked the carrots, onion, and garlic. It took me an hour to chop everything and get it going in a big pot to cook.
I omitted the zucchini because I don’t like it and I didn’t add any more onion because I don’t like onions.
It. Is. Delicious!
I’m going to freeze some in containers to take to work and keep a container in the fridge.
What would I do differently next time? (because there definitely WILL be a next time!!)
I would add less spinach and use fresh herbs. I may also add broccoli. I think I may also put some hot sauce in a couple of the containers I freeze for work. And actually, it doesn’t seem to have THAT much cabbage in it…I almost added the whole head of cabbage. Maybe next time I’ll switch it up and add red cabbage.
It would be good with some brown rice and ground turkey thrown in. That would be a whole meal. I have a feeling that will appear in my lunch one day next week.
I’m glad it was a success. Not all my cooking ventures are.
Have you tried this soup? What tweaks did you make to the original recipe? Or, do you have any WW tips to share? Leave a comment!
Till next time…