It’s Greek salad, but this time it is swimming in a bowl of broth. It’s Greek Salad Soup. If you are just about ready to discount this recipe as being too soup-y, here is some news that just might get you to the kitchen to cook really fast.
According to research, soup is a good slimming food. A bowl of soup is referred to as a bowl of miracle. To lose weight, you should shift to an all-soup diet. You will start seeing the result in just 10 days. If you’re too afraid to see nothing but cabbage swimming in water, you’d be delighted to know that there is no limit to what kind of soup you eat as long as it is soup.
It appears that the combination of solids, like vegetables, and water is healthy and able to provide the nutrients our body needs. So while you lose weight, you will not lose out on the much-needed nutrients. Soup contains a good balance of protein, fats, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals.
Soup is also easy to make, convenient to store, easy to reheat, and will not cost much compared to a slice of meat. It can be served either hot or cold.
To add variation to your soup diet, here is a recipe for a bowl of rich Greek Salad soup.
Ingredients for the soup:
- Pickling cucumber, ends removed and body cut into chunks, 2 cups.
- Garlic, smashed, 1 clove.
- Red onion, chopped, 1.5 lbs.
- Arugula, 16 tablespoons.
- Cherry tomatoes, chopped, .5 lbs.
- Fresh oregano, 2 sprigs.
- Feta cheese, crumbled, ¼ cup.
- Salt, 5 grams.
- Water, 1.5 cups.
- Lemon juice, 1 lemon.
- Plain Greek yoghurt, 1 cup.
We will also need these for the garnish:
- Cherry tomatoes, chopped, 4 ounces.
- Kalamata olives, chopped, 4 ounces.
- Bread, 4 slices.
- Garlic, cut into halves, 1 clove.
- Olive oil.
- Feta cheese crumbs (optional).
To cook the soup:
- Place in a blender the water, lemon, onion, cucumber, garlic and tomatoes.
- Blend until you see chunky bits only.
- Add the salt, cheese, oregano, arugula and yoghurt.
- Blend it again but don’t completely puree it. Leave some chunks.
- Pour this soup mix into a bowl and chill.
For those who are not on salad diet, and they just want to enjoy this refreshing salad, you can make the meal a bit heavier with some crouton garnish.
To make the garnish:
- Heat a skillet on mid-heat.
- When heated, add olive oil to fully cover the bottom of the pan.
- Rub garlic on both sides of the bread, then place bread in the pan.
- Remove bread when it has become golden brown.
- Put on top of paper towel for oil to be absorbed.
- Mix in a bowl the tomatoes, olives and cheese, dribble some olive oil over it.
When you are ready to sit down for a good meal, remove soup from chiller and pour some into your bowl. Put some tomatoes, olives and cheese with olive oil on a slice of bread. Enjoy!