Penne and Lettuce Soup

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ABOUT THE RECIPE:

I like to make this soup as a quick one-pot meal when time is at a premium. Because it includes lettuce and tofu, gently simmered in vegetable broth, you could say it incorporates salad, protein, and soup, all in one delectable dish. Smoked or baked tofu ups the flavor factor, but in a pinch you can also use firm regular tofu.

Makes 3 to 4 servings

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INGREDIENTS:

4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup whole-grain penne (use gluten-free if needed)
3 to 4 ounces smoked or baked tofu, cubed
1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 to 3 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Put the broth in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir in the penne, tofu, and turmeric. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the penne is tender but firm, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in the lettuce and simmer just until it wilts but is still bright green, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

Directions

1

ABOUT THE RECIPE:

I like to make this soup as a quick one-pot meal when time is at a premium. Because it includes lettuce and tofu, gently simmered in vegetable broth, you could say it incorporates salad, protein, and soup, all in one delectable dish. Smoked or baked tofu ups the flavor factor, but in a pinch you can also use firm regular tofu.

Makes 3 to 4 servings

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INGREDIENTS:

4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup whole-grain penne (use gluten-free if needed)
3 to 4 ounces smoked or baked tofu, cubed
1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 to 3 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

3

INSTRUCTIONS:

Put the broth in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir in the penne, tofu, and turmeric. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the penne is tender but firm, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in the lettuce and simmer just until it wilts but is still bright green, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Penne and Lettuce Soup
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