Vegetable and Basil Soup ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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This delightful soup brims with the goodness of veggies, and radiates the pleasant aroma and flavour of basil. While the abundant use of veggies gives the diabetic diner a good dose of fibre, basil lends an aesthetic touch along with its medicinal value. Instead of being used in chopped or dried form, basil is added as a paste in this soup, which makes its presence really noticeable. Apart from having loads of chopped veggies, this soup also uses vegetable stock to get a nice taste and mouth-feel. However, cornflour is totally avoided, so this soup can even be a part of one’s daily meals. With minimal calories and carbs, and high fibre content, this Vegetable and Basil Soup will help diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels under check.
- Heat the olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds.
- Add the onions, coloured capsicum, french beans, carrot, cabbage and celery and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, combine the basil leaves along with ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth.
- Add the basil mixture and black pepper powder to the soup, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately garnished with basil leaves.
Nutrient values per serving
|Energy|| 48 kcal|
|Protein|| 1.0 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 5.1 gm|
|FaT|| 3.1 gm|
|Vitamin A|| 347.0 mcg|
|Vitamin C|| 42.3 mg|
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