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Homemade Vegetable Pasta Soup with Seaweed. #vegan #soup #pasta #recipe

We’ve all seen the recipes on popular magazines and magazines boasting of a detox recipe that will change your life.  Most of the time, these recipes consist of a broth with a few pieces of vegetables.  While this may be fine for some, I usually want more than just 100 calories since I’m a grown adult and need more than that for a meal.  While this does have enough calories for a full meal for an adult, children can eat this too.  It contains seaweed but if you’re not normally a fan, do not fear it is not a main attraction and you will notice it as much.

Vegan Vegetable Pasta with Seaweed Soup Recipe

1/2 – 1 cup pasta (I used corn pasta)

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (I used Trader Joe’s soy’catash which has edamame)

4 tbsp dried hijiki (Japanese seaweed)*

1/2 cup dried wakame, cut (Japanese seaweed)*

2 celery stalks, sliced

2 carrots, sliced

1/4 c onion, coarsely chopped

4 cloves garlic, sliced or minced

4 cups vegan broth (I used vegan Better than Bouillon Beef-less)

Toss everything together in a medium-sized soup pot and give a good stir until everything is mixed.  Bring to a boil over high-heat.  Once boiling, you can either turn to a simmer for about 10 minutes or you can boil for about 3-5 minutes and then turn off the heat and cover.  Let the soup sit in the pot without heat for about 5-10 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.  This saves electricity making it better for the environment.  Trust me, it works!  Enjoy!

*Note:  Buy seaweed from an Asian store if possible instead of a health store to reduce the cost by more than half normally.  This is a method to save money while eating vegan.