How to Make a Light Vegetable Soup
Soup is one of the most basic dishes to cook, but there are almost as many varieties of soup as there are flavors in the world. It can go from being a simple vegetable broth with few calories to a filling, robust meal high in calories. The good news is that the final choice depends entirely on the chef and at OneHowTo.com we'll explain how to make a light vegetable soup for those days when you want to eat something hot and comforting but without too much effort.
A light soup is an excellent choice for when you're on a diet and want to eat something that's satisfying but low in less calories. Because vegetables are rich in fiber, you'll feel fuller for longer and without having to eat too much. If you like, you can add skinless, lean chicken to this recipe.
It's important not to add bouillon cubes to this recipe because they have a high salt content and reduce the lightness of the soup.
Begin by thoroughly washing all the vegetables and then dicing them. Also prepare the chicken breast, if necessary, if you've decided to add it. In a large pot, add the carrot, cover it with a little water and bring it to a low boil.
Once the water has begun to boil, add the rest of the vegetables and the chicken (optional), mixing in the remaining water and adding the salt to taste. Leave it to simmer on a low heat until all the ingredients are cooked. This may take approximately 10 minutes once the water has returned to the boil.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot, shred it and then return it to the light soup. If you want to add more flavor to this recipe, instead of a liter of water you can add low-calorie chicken broth or vegetable broth. However, make sure to use a light broth to compliment the lightness of the soup.
And that's it! In just a few minutes, you'll be able to enjoy a light soup that's delicious and very nutritious. Feel like trying it?
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