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Vegetable Tofu Soup

Vegetable Tofu Soup

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Vegetable Tofu Soup 蔬菜豆腐湯 is a popular light soup in Chinese home cooking. One of the things I really like about it is that it is super easy to make and also a very healthy soup!

Usually light soups like this are meant to be served with other family style dishes that are heavier such as red braised pork belly, or sweet and sour pork ribs to balance out the meal.

Is vegetable tofu soup healthy?

In short – Yes it is! This soup composes of three types of main ingredients: Leafy green vegetables, tomatoes and tofu.

Leafy green vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber but low in calories. Eating a diet rich in leafy greens can improve heart health, blood pressure, and more!

Tomatoes provide an excellent source of Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and potassium. Most veggies are healthier when eaten raw, but tomatoes are actually healthier when you eat it cooked!

Tofu is naturally gluten free and low in calories. It contains no cholesterol and is packed with iron and calcium. Tofu may also helps lower bad LDL cholesterol.

How many calories in tofu vegetable soup?

The soup usually serves about 6 but of course that really depends on how big your bowl is! If you do serve the whole pot of soup in to 6 servings, then each serving of Tofu Vegetable Soup is 221 calories.

What type of vegetables to use?

You can choose your favorite green veggies to use! Sometimes we use spinach, other times we use any mix of green leafy veggies – it’s so easy to just use the prepackaged salad mix of veggies too!

Here are some ideas for veggies:

  • Bok Choy
  • Spinach
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Chinese Broccoli
  • Yu Choy

How to make Vegetable Tofu Soup?

  • 4 cups mixed green leafy vegetables
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in to wedges
  • 16 oz tofu (soft to medium), drained
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 cups of broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Green onions, chopped (optional)

Remove tofu from package carefully and place on a plate. Using a knife, cut it horizontally, vertically and on the sides so they are 1 inch cubes.

In a soup pot, add water and broth, and bring to a boil. Add tofu and tomatoes and let it cook for 5 minutes. Bring it to a boil again.

This time when the water boils, add the green vegetables, and let it cook one more minute or until the vegetables are just cooked and not over cooked.

Turn off the heat, add sesame oil, salt, and green onions. Stir gently to mix well, and remove from heat and serve!

Vegetable Tofu Soup

Vegetable Tofu Soup

Vegetable Tofu Soup is a popular light soup in Chinese home cooking. One of the things I really like about it is that it is super easy to make and also a very healthy soup!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed green leafy vegetables
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in to wedges
  • 16 oz tofu (soft to medium), drained
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 cups of broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Green onions, chopped

Instructions

    1. Remove tofu from package carefully and place on a plate. Using a knife, cut it horizontally, vertically and on the sides so they are 1 inch cubes.
    2. In a soup pot, add water and broth, and bring to a boil. Add tofu and tomatoes and let it cook for 5 minutes. Bring it to a boil again.
    3. This time when the water boils, add the green vegetables, and let it cook one more minute or until the vegetables are just cooked and not over cooked.
    4. Turn off the heat, add sesame oil, salt, and green onions. Stir gently to mix well, and remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 15g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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