Oct 04, 2013
Vegan Greek Lemon Chik’n Soup + New Product Review
No, that is not real chicken in my soup! It’s a fabulous product I just discovered called “Soy Curls” by the Butler company. They are simply soy—whole soy, not soy protein or any strange derivative of soy. I have no idea how they make these guys but they have definitely found a permanent home in my cupboard.
Anyway, I vote YES for Soy Curls! I haven’t seen them much in the markets but you can order them online here. I bet as they get more popular we will be able to find them in health food stores.
This soup is a variation of the Greek Avgolemono chicken/rice/lemon soup. Traditionally thickened with egg yolk, it is very rich and filling. My version is thickened with creamy cashews and a little natural thickener (arrowroot powder). It’s just as tasty, just as filling and just as satisfying! I hope you’ll try it.
- 3 quarts salt-free vegetable broth (or water with 4 TBS low-sodium veggie base)
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 5 carrots, chopped
- 2 cups soy curls
- 4 cups cooked brown rice
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 TBS Spike salt-free seasoning
- 1 TBS tamari or other low sodium soy sauce (or to taste)
- 1 tsp crushed black pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 TBS arrowroot powder (or other natural thickener such as tapioca starch or kuzu root)
- freshly grated black pepper to garnish
- Place all ingredients, except the cashews, the rice and the thickener in a large soup pot.
- Cover and simmer until the veggies are tender (about 30-40 minutes).
- Add the cooked rice and stir well to combine.
- Place the cashews and a bit of the soup broth, just to cover, in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add this to the soup and stir to combine.
- Make a slurry with the arrowroot powder by mixing it with a little water. Add to the soup and stir well.
- Let the soup cook a bit more (5 minutes) to thicken.
- Serve garnished with fresh black pepper.
Makes a lot! Serves about 8-10. Enjoy!
Two days to go…