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Eat Your Greens Soup with Edamame

In Mains (Vegetarian), Soups on December 7, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Eat Your Greens Soup with Edamame

I had a good run of giveaways there. I was considering whether I could do an entire month of giveaways but quickly discounted that by writing this post. Although, to be fair, this was a recipe I discovered while previously reviewing a cookbook. This soup, in its original incarnation, belongs to Angela from within The Oh She Glows Cookbook.  While I love the glo bar recipe I shared earlier, this is the soup I keep returning to, time and time again.

Eat Your Greens Soup with Edamame

I have a hard time explaining what the soup is. Angela called it a detox soup which makes me cringe, but it is filled with a nicely fragrant broth made from ginger, cumin with a touch of cinnamon and filled with loads and loads of vegetables. Mushrooms, broccoli and carrot. Sometimes I use kale or collards, sliced into thin strips, but this time I used a crunchy cruciferous mix of kale, cabbage and brussels sprouts for more variety.  I also continued with the green theme and used frozen edamame as my protein of choice. It fits well with the uniquely Asian twist brought by the last minute addition of shredded nori.

Like the recent article in The Guardian addressed, You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? A healthy mix of vegetables with protein is indeed the way to go.

Looking for more good articles, these were good finds:

The secret to a long, happy marriage – So far, I think Rob and I are doing very well in this regard 🙂

Everything I thought about recovery is a lie – An excellent post about recovery from an eating disorder.

Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish? – Rob has always wondered why Polish dogs say “hau hau”. But do you know what noises porcupines make? Very cute noises.

Floating feasts – Almost makes me want to go on a cruise. Almost… Anyways a great article about food on cruise ships

A Warning on Nutmeg – Beware of nutmeg overload!

Secret Lives of Passwords – What does your password say about yourself?

Anyways, it is a good time for vegan cookbooks and I have a few more to tell you about. I hope to finish my reviews before the holidays so it is like a mini present for the winners. 🙂

Eat Your Greens Soup with Edamame

I am sharing this with Souper Sundays and Shaheen’s Eat Your Greens.

Eat Your Greens Soup with Edamame
Adapted from The Oh She Glows Cookbook (original recipe here)

1 tbsp oil of choice
1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups sliced mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
1 cup chopped carrots (2 carrots)
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
fine grain sea salt and lemon pepper seasoning, to taste
1 tbsp grated peeled and minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp no-salt seasoning
2 cups shelled edamame
2 large nori seaweed sheets, cut into 1 inch strips
2 cups thinly sliced greens (I used a mix of kale+cabbage+brussels sprouts)

1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil. Once hot, add the onion and saute for 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.

2. Stir in the garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant but not brown. Stir in the mushrooms, carrots and broccoli, allowing to combine. Season with salt and lemon pepper seasoning, to taste and cook until the mushrooms have wilted slightly, 5 minutes more.

3. Add the ginger, turmeric, cumin and cinnamon. Stir to combine and continue to saute for 1-2 minutes more, or until fragrant.

4. Deglaze with the broth and water. Stir in the nutritional yeast, no-salt seasoning and edamame. Raise heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, 10-20 minutes.

5. Remove from heat and stir in your greens of choice. Allow the heat to wilt the vegetables. Prior to serving, stir in the nori.

Serves 3-4.


  1. Thanks for posting and tweaking this, Janet. I’ve been meaning to make this. And thanks for the fun links, especially the one about “detoxing.” I wish you could be at the gym with me so we could roll our eyes together when people in the sauna stay in it for 30 minutes so that they can “sweat the toxins out!” But what really amuses/irritates me is in my beloved yoga classes when the instructors have us do twists to “release the toxins!” I think some spinal twists may be good for musculoskeletal flexibility, but for toxin release? I always want to ask them where the toxins will be going once they are released. And remind them to respect their liver and kidneys which are really getting rid of toxins. They just don’t seem to grasp actual physiology—a lot of scientific illiteracy (some of them wear those magnetic/ion bands that supposedly improve balance, strength, endurance, etc.).

  2. This soup looks great! I love your twist on the OSG recipe and am pinning to try this version soon. Have you seen the vegetarian soup cookbook “Love Soup” by Anna Thomas? She has a whole chapter of green soups. Yum!

    (I was also happy to see the article refuting the whole detox/cleanse movement.)

  3. I actually have the cook book and am making my way through it (love it!). What a creative way to use edamame in a main. I normally just throw it in my salad.

  4. brilliant soup – I love the addition of edamame and nori. And thanks for the fascinating links – have read a few but will have to read others later

  5. I made the soup last night and I would give it a B. It is tasty and the veggies make a great combination. I used Turnip Greens with the recipe. The only problem was the broth didn’t pull it all together. It seemed it lacked the strength to make it more than a bunch of good vegetables. It was a good meal and I was filling and satisfying. But I think a better broth could pull it together more.

  6. Such a healthy and delicious-looking soup. I have the cookbook but have not gotten around to cooking from it yet. This looks like a good place to start and I love your edamame addition. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. 😉

  7. Soup looks healthy, I love edamame beans.

  8. I just got around to making this. Wow, is this soup fantastic!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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