Immune Boosting Soup

March 16, 2020

Immune Boosting Soup

We’re living in some crazy times right now. Whether you’re shacked up in self isolation or business as per usual, boosting your immune system is imperative for your health, your families and your communities. 

We know that boosting your immune system starts in your kitchen. Here is a fantastic recipe for a soup loaded in essential vitamins and minerals to support a healthy immune system. 

Take care of yourselves and one another x

 

Immune Boosting Soup

 Author: Liz Thomson

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large sweet potato, (about 1/2 lb) diced into ½” cubes
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup red lentils, uncooked and rinsed
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup kale, destemmed and torn into 1” pieces
  • Salt to taste

 

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the turmeric and paprika and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the lemon juice, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, red lentils, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Once the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.
  7. Add kale and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale has softened and wilted slightly.
  8. Season with salt to taste.