If you are looking for low carb dishes that is tasty, family-friendly, healthy and best of all easy to make then this low carb vegetable soup ticks all those boxes.
This low carb veggie soup is something I came up with when I bought a box of assorted coloured cauliflowers in yellow, green and purple.
Just the look of the colourful vegetables filled my heart with joy and I knew I had to do justice to the vibrant spring colours.
We as a family are trying to cut down on our meat intake and include more vegetarian dishes for our dinners.
For this soup recipe, I chopped the cauliflowers into large chunky pieces as it showed the colours well and added my pre-blended homemade Mediterranean spice mix to add extra flavour and health.
Just by adding the spice blend it unknowingly became a delicious flavorsome chunky Mediterranean vegetable soup that was enjoyed by my whole family.
I wanted to make the vegetable soup colourful and appealing to look at so I decided to keep the vegetables chunky.
You will agree that if a food looks good you know it will be accepted with more openness especially if you have tiny little critical food inspectors at home.
This vegetable soup looked like a comforting fresh spring in a bowl.
I was lucky to find an assortment of colourful cauliflowers in a pack and used them to make this low carb vegetable soup recipe.
You do not have to use the same vegetables that I used.
There is a wide selection of low carb vegetables to put in vegetable soup.
Few options of low carb vegetables for soup that go well if following this vegetable soup recipe are:
Note that the vegetables listed above can all be cut in large chunky bites.
A bowl of hearty chunky vegetable soup in a clear broth gives the soup a bit of drama.
Depending on the type of vegetables, broth and other ingredients you use for making soup, it can either be a low-fat vegetable soup or a high-calorie dish.
If you stick to low carb vegetables such as mushroom, cauliflower, asparagus, cabbage, zucchini, broccoli and avoid cream, butter and fatty cheese for making soup then you have a vegetable soup low in calories.
Adding 2- 3 teaspoons of healthy Mediterranean spice blend makes this chunky low carb vegetable soup a delicious healthy hearty keto-friendly vegetable soup bowl.
It is ok to go low carb for adults, but kids need a good balance of carb, protein and vegetables.
To make this a well-balanced meal for my kids, I served some garlic bread and edamame beans on the side to give them their carb and protein requirements.
You can also add some diced boiled potatoes to the soup before serving.
Or add legumes such as chickpeas, green peas, black beans, pinto beans for added protein.
A chunky vegetable soup has many flexibilities. All you need to do is think of ingredients that your family likes and add them to the recipe instead of following it ingredient wise.
Chop your choice of low carb vegetables in chunky pieces, and grate or chop ginger and garlic.
Saute onions in avocado oil or your chosen health fat till translucent
Add grated ginger and garlic to onions and continue to saute for another 2 minutes.
Add the cauliflowers and diced carrots to the pan and saute for 4 minutes
Add diced cherry tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes become pulpy.
Add vegetable broth and the pre-blended Meditteranean spice mix to the pan. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes until the vegetables are cooked but still have a crunch.
To finish and balance taste add some lemon juice.
Serve hot chunky low-carb vegetable soup with Meditteranean flavour with your choice of side.
|Cauliflower florets - 1, cut lengthwise|
|Carrots - 2, diced|
|Cherry tomatoes - 15, diced|
|Onions - 1, chopped|
|Ginger - 1 tsp, grated|
|Garlic - 3 pods, grated|
|Meditteranean spice blend - 3 tsp|
|Broth or stock cube - 5 cups or 1 cube|
|Avocado oil or olive oil or butter - 2 tbsp|
|Lemon juice - 2 tsp|
|Salt & pepper to taste|