Ultimate Cold Busting Soup

July 15, 2018
Ultimate Cold Busting Soup


Author Notes: Last winter both my husband and I caught the cold. Since we couldn't afford to take time off, I decided to adapt one of my grandmother's soup recipes by throwing in all the ingredients I believed to be immune-boosting. We drank at least one bowl per meal for the next two days and felt better by the third day!Noni Wang

Serves: 2
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 packet katsuobushi dashi (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lime Juice
  • 1 dash white pepper
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 splash sriracha

Directions

  1. Add olive oil to a large soup pot. Then add in the onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, turmeric, bacon, and carrots and saute over medium heat under semi-tender and fragrant.
  2. Add in the chicken broth and katsuobushi dashi and turn heat to high. Once boiling, add in the mushrooms, spinach and white pepper. When the mushrooms are tender, turn heat down to low.
  3. Mix in the lime juice, sriracha, and salt to taste. Cook on low for at least 30 minutes. Remove the ginger and serve.

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