I figured out an incredibly simple way to make soup. I bet a lot of people already know this formula, but I am sharing it today because I have had huge success a couple times in the last week with it.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 C stock
4 C vegetables
Optional-salt, pepper, herbs, cream/milk, grated cheese, sour cream, yogurt, etc
Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Pour in stock and vegetables, bring to a boil,reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender. Eat.
Amazing, huh? And it ALWAYS turns out really good. As for stock, I use a Campbell’s tetra pack of chicken with reduced sodium. It’s the perfect amount and tastes great, but if you have the temerity to make stock from scratch, go for it. I like to keep things easy and fast. Obviously it needs seasoning – for broccoli soup I used thyme and for (frozen) green pea soup I used tarragon and mint. It also needs salt and pepper. I have an immersion blender, so I stick it in and give it a whirl.
Next time I am planning to use cauliflower. Or maybe beets and cabbage? Carrots with ginger? Sweet potato? Leek and potato? Ohhh…..so many possibilities…