Lila's Hot and Sour Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.5
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,417.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g

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Quick and easy, veggie-packed version of my favorite Chinese restaurant's hot and sour soup. Quick and easy, veggie-packed version of my favorite Chinese restaurant's hot and sour soup.
Number of Servings: 6


    6 cups chicken broth, fat free
    1 c. sliced mushrooms
    1 10 oz package frozen spinach
    1 large carrot, shredded
    1 cup cabbage, shredded
    1 small onion, chopped small
    8 ounces deli turkey ham, low fat/fat free
    1/2 to 2 tsp crushed red pepper or ground cayenne, to taste
    1 tsp garlic powder, more to taste
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    2 Tbls. cider or white vinegar


Combine all ingredients, using the larger amount of hot pepper if you like it really spicy (I do!) Bring almost to a boil, turn heat down and simmer until veggies are tender, about 8-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. You may want to add more garlic or a dash more vinegar. For a vegetarian/vegan friendly recipe, use vegetable stock instead of chicken broth and leave out the ham. This is good with tofu added, too, but I rarely have it on hand. This is a great soup to use up whatever odd veggies you have on hand, but I think the mushrooms and cabbage are necessary for it to taste like true hot and sour soup. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LILASHOME.

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