I am often asked how do I have the time to make soup when in reality, soup is one of the quickest meals to come together, especially if you use a pressure cooker.
This yummy soup went from raw ingredients to bowls in less than 40 minutes (I used a traditional pot on a cooktop) and the leftovers are almost as good as the first servings.
The key in this recipe is to use red lentils, green lentils just don’t seem to work as seamlessly with these ingredients. You can omit the potatoes, but they definitely add another tasty dimension to the finished dish.
Italian Wedding Soup, or Chicken Soup with Escarole, is a staple for all holidays celebrated in an Italian household. Whether it is Christmas dinner or any day that ended in the letter “y”, chicken soup with escarole was practically always on the menu.
I have not had this traditional soup for 15+ years and I am happy to share with you, my vegan recipe. I decided to call it Chicken-less Soup for the Souls because of the chickens saved in making this variety.
There are numerous options to use in place of the chicken, including Edward & Sons Not-Chick’n Bouillon Cubes or Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base. I also recommend the new Vegan Chicken-Less Seasoning Salt from Trader Joe’s. It is a delicious blend of sea salt, onion powder, Spices, Turmeric and Garlic Powder. I use it to season the tofu after frying it and before adding to the soup.
It is a cold day here in Southern California, a brisk 60 degrees! Time for soup. But, to be perfectly honest, every day is a great day for soup.
This comes together rather quickly 1 hour, tops, including cook time. Use your imagination for whatever you want to use as toppings….vegan sour cream, avocado, tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, or all of the above!
An extra added taste is a squeeze of fresh lime juice. YUM!