alineskirt (alineskirt) wrote in healthyfoodie,
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Red Soup

I made this up last night when healthy foodie extraordinaire jangrl was over. It's really easy to make, and it's vegan if you're into that type of thing... and it makes a lot, probably about six or eight servings.

You'll need:
2 sweet potatoes or yams
2 beets
1 28-oz can of Italian tomatoes
1 onion
olive oil
water
spices that you like (I used dill, basil, garlic, pepper, and salt)
1 or 2 yellow squash or zucchini
1 stalk of green onion
2 ribs of celery
1 can of black-eyed peas
1 can of corn

Coarsely chop the yams and beets and boil them until they're soft. Drain them and put them in the blender with the tomatoes, and puree them until they're smooth. Set them aside. Now chop the onion and saute it in the bottom of a big soup pot with the olive oil. When it's translucent, add the pureed vegetables and then thin it with one or two blenderfuls of water. Add the spices and stir well.

Now chop the squash and celery and add them to the soup, letting it simmer for about five or ten minutes. When the vegetables are nearly done, add the black-eyed peas and corn, plus the chopped green onion, and let the soup cook for another minute or two.

Serve it with parmesan or sour cream, or as-is.
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