Creamy Root Soup
Serves 10; Vegan
This soup is made with a variety of root vegetables and supplies an assortment of cancer-fighting antioxidants to help prevent free-radical damage. If you've never tried rutabagas before, you'll come to appreciate the subtle and delicious flavor they add. Pair with some crusty garlic bread to make the perfect "cold" winter meal. I say that since you guys have 75 degrees of winter days.....
3 1/2 to 4 cups water or vegetable broth, divided (1/2 cup, plus 3 cups, plus 1/2 cup)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large baking potato, chopped
2 large carrots, sliced
1 medium rutabaga, peeled and chopped
1 large sweet potato, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper
4 cups washed, fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
Heat 1/2 cup water or broth in a large pot. Add onion and cook over high heat, stirring often, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Stir in 3 cups water or broth and remaining ingredients except spinach. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and the soup is thickened, about 30 minutes.
Stir in spinach and simmer until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup water or broth, if desired, for a thinner soup.
Nutrition Information | Per serving (1/2 cup):
calories: 70; fat: 0.3 g; saturated fat: 0.1 g; calories from fat: 3.3%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 2 g; carbohydrate: 16 g; sugar: 3.8 g; fiber: 2.9 g; sodium: 386 mg: calcium: 55 mg; iron: 1.5 mg; vitamin C: 16.6 mg; beta-carotene: 3767 mcg; vitamin E: 0.6 mg
Recipe from The Cancer Survivor’s Guide by Neal Barnard, M.D. and Jennifer K. Reilly, R.D.