Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Easy Spinach and Tomato Soup

OK, here's a REALLY quick one for you. It requires absolutely no cooking skills at all whatsoever and it's ready to eat in no time. You don't even have to measure anything! It's really healthy too! It's dairy free, fat free (if you use fat free chicken broth), it's extremely low in carbs, and it's ZERO points! (if you happen to be counting). The best part about this soup is that it's delicious! You can tell everyone that you slaved all day in the kitchen. I promise I won't tell!

1 64oz can chicken broth
1 29oz can crushed tomatoes
1 10oz box frozen chopped spinach, thawed

Simply stir all ingredients together in a pot and simmer over medium heat until you're ready to serve. It doesn't get any easier that that! If you want, you can add a little salt and pepper, but that's all there is to it.

This is the basic recipe, but you can certainly use it as a starting point for any number of variations. Try adding chopped onion, Parmesan cheese, noodles, tortellini, rice, fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes, or even miniature meatballs. SO good!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joe - what a coincidence - I just made this soup last night. My variation was to add ditalini noodles and chopped carrots to the broth. Oh, and I used stewed tomatoes instead of crushed - just for the additional depth of flavor. Next time, I'm definitely adding tortellini.
Great minds think alike!