Better than Chicken Soup

Better than Chicken Soup

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Recipe Rating: 3.89799
Serves 4 to 6
This immune-boosting soup is made with a virtual garden of powerful ingredients that contain beneficial nutrients for your immune system.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 8 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 4 cups low-sodium mushroom, vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup finely sliced kale
  • 1 cup cubed butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 slices astragalus root (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon white miso
Method: 
Heat oil in a sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in turmeric and mushrooms, and cook until the mushrooms just begin to soften, about 2 minutes more. Add broth, kale, squash, ginger, cayenne and astragalus, if using. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, add lemon juice and miso. Cover and let sit 5 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 90 calories (5 from fat), 0.5g total fat, 160mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 2g protein.
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