This satisfying soup takes the edge off your hunger and is a great way to get more vegetables into your day. It only has 90 calories per serving, the ingredients are known immune-boosters, and it tastes delicious, too.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups carrots, sliced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup leeks, chopped
1 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, finely sliced
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
8 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped, for garnish
1. Coat a large pot with olive oil. Add carrot, celery, leek, onion, ginger and garlic, and sauté for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently.
2. Add shiitake, parsley, basil and 8 cups of water. Season with salt and black pepper. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Serve in a bowl or mug and garnish with chives.