My today's diet friendly recipe is a veggie loaded Italian flavored soup prepared using exotic veggies like Broccoli, Zucchini, Bell peppers etc. The addition of oregano enhances the flavor and gives an Italian touch to the soup. Blanching the tomatoes gives a lovely texture and gives a tangy taste. This healthy soup can be served as breakfast or dinner along with the regular menu.
3 Big Tomatoes
3 Garlic pods, sliced
1 Cup Colored Bell Peppers, chopped into small cubes
1 Small sized Yellow Zucchini, chopped into small cubes
1 Small sized Green Zucchini, chopped into small cubes
1/2 Cup Green peas
1 Big Carrot, peeled and chopped into small cubes
10 Broccoli florets
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
1/4 Tsp Oregano
Salt to taste
2 Cups Water
1/2 Tsp Oil
Blanch the tomatoes, peel the skin and grind into smooth paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the sliced garlic pods.
Saute and add the chopped veggies followed by chilli powder, salt and a cup of water.
Cover and cook it for 10 minutes in a lower flame.
Now add the tomato paste along with the remaining water and let it boil.
Boil till it gets a thick soup consistency.
Add oregano and boil it for another couple of minutes.
Once done, remove from the flame and serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with Toast.