By Elizabeth Herman | Posted: February 25, 2020
The healing power of soup is inexplicable. The in the world are endless. It’s one of the most popular foods in the U.S., with a market size of dollars in 2016. A good soup in the chill of winter can help you relax, and a cold soup in the heat of summer can brighten your day.
This lemon coriander soup is one of the simplest and most delicious soups. It has a clear consistency, is more like a broth and therefore lighter on the stomach. It feels like an appetizer rather than a heavy main dish, and is a healthy substitute for tea or coffee.
On the nutritional side, lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, which in turn helps build immunity from contagious disease. Coriander leaves have numerous health benefits, such as aiding digestion and lowering blood glucose levels in diabetics. They’re also known to
2 Tbs. lemon juice
2 Tbs. fresh coriander leaves, chopped
2 Tbs. oil
1 medium spring onion bulb, chopped
1 inch piece of ginger, finely diced
2 Tbs. gram flour (chickpea flour)
4 ½ C. vegetable stock
¼ small cabbage, chopped
1 medium carrot, cubed
7 or 8 black peppercorns, crushed
Salt to taste
Reserve the stems of coriander leaves. Heat oil in a pan. Add spring onion bulb, ginger and sauté till translucent.
Add gram flour and sauté till you get a nice aroma. Add vegetable stock, coriander stems, cabbage and carrot cubes and bring to a boil.
Add crushed peppercorns and continue to boil. Add half of the chopped coriander leaves and cook for five to ten minutes.
Strain and keep aside cooked vegetables. Heat the strained soup. Add salt, lemon juice and bring to a boil again. Season with the remaining chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
Especially when you're down with cold, cough and fever or simply trying to keep warm, a healthy vegetable soup like this one is by far the most comforting, healthy, and delicious food.
We hope that healthy, delicious recipes like this will not only help you get well, but will also prevent illness and keep you strong and active. The best foods can enliven and energize as well as heal you. In addition, the added benefit is great taste that can color your world and keep you zestful about life.
Elizabeth Herman writes, offers writing support to clients, teaches, and volunteers for a better world. She has a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition and Literature. Find her on or .