Meatless Mondays – Super Easy Soup!

Posted on October 10, 2011 by Allie

As soon as we start to get a chill in the air, I become a comfort food addict, and nothing hits the spot for me quite like a big bowl of noodle soup. This is one of my favorite quick meals. You can use single serving packets of noodles if you’re making a meal for one (I like Thai Kitchen Lemongrass & Chili), or make a batch of rice noodles and use vegetable broth if you want more servings and less packaging.

The secret to turning this simple soup into a meal is to add fresh, frozen, or canned veggies to dress up the noodles and broth. It’s a great way to use up appropriate leftovers. Sometimes when I’m making dinner, I chop up some extra veggies to save for soup for my lunch the next day.

Add adzuki beans, lentils, or TVP for protein. It’s such a filling and satisfying meal, that you won’t even miss the meat.

To add variety, I also mix and match ingredients like:

  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Mushrooms
  • Lentils
  • Green peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Onion
  • Fresh lime
  • Spinach
  • Bean sprouts
  • Grated radish
  • Fresh ginger
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Julienne cut string beans
  • Bok choy
  • Shredded cabbage

1 Comment +

  1. I’m big on soups, and this looks great! thanks!

    October 10th, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    Comment by Dmarie

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