Cilantro Tofu Soup
I am fond of Asian flavors and especially in the form of pho or Ramen or any Asian flavored stew. But as the New Year has arrived reminding us of resolutions, I have gone back to cooking more at home and eat as healthy as possible. After a fun New Year party and hang overs I was craving for a simple stew with Asian flavors to overcome my hangovers and to get back to my New Year goal I came up with Cilantro Tofu Soup.
I made this soup with the leftover ingredients at home since I had no stamina to go for grocery over the weekend. Also since the work week starts full-fledged I wanted to gain back my energy, perk myself up to face the hectic week ahead.
For this, I sautéed fresh cilantro in very little oil and added the vegetables that were resting in my refrigerator and fortunately, I usually have broccoli, because I love chewing on these greens. I sautéed tofu pieces to add protein in my soup, seasoned it with low sodium soy sauce, black pepper squeezed fresh lemon juice for sourness and added salt as per the paste. YUM!
A soothing and satisfying meal was ready within minutes and we all devoured it together while planning and organizing the house for back to work week ahead. My schedule is ready and I am somewhat organized to overcome the holiday hangover to kick start the new year with new goals, new energy, new motivations and of course new healthy recipes
Cilantro Tofu Soup
|Prep Time:||5 minutes|
|Cook Time:||10 minutes|
|Total Time:||15 minutes|
|Serves:||2||See full nutrition!|
|Per Serving:||125 calories|
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ½ cup chopped cilantro (fresh)
- ¼ cup chopped carrots
- ¼ cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup chopped tofu (extra firm)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ tsp crushed black pepper
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- Salt according to taste
- In a sauce pan heat oil and add cilantro. Sauté for 30 seconds.
- Add carrots and broccoli and sauté for another 30 seconds
- Add tofu and sauté again for 30 seconds to one minute.
- Add vegetable broth, soy sauce, black pepper, lemon juice and salt.
- Cook uncovered on medium flame for 5-7 minutes.
- Serve warm and garnish with more chopped cilantro.
Notes:If you like little more tangy/sour soup feel free to increase lemon juice measurement to 1 tsp.