Sunday, August 23, 2020

Quick and Easy Tomato-Noodle Soup

Developed August, 2020 from mostly pantry items. Pairs nicely with a sandwich for an easy summer meal. Optionally vegan.
1/2 c chopped celery with leaves
1 T vegetable oil
1/2 c chopped fresh or frozen tomato
2 T dry onion
1 qt water
1/2 t salt
1/2 t thyme
1/4 t celery seed
tomato based pasta soup mix (Knorr™)
1/4 c diced green onions
1 oz deli chicken, diced (omit for vegan)
In a two-quart sauce pan, heat the oil over medium high. Add the celery, lower the heat, and cook covered for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato and dry onion, cover, and cook a few minutes more. Add the water and seasonings and bring to a boil. Stir in the soup mix and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the green onion and chicken. Serves 4 as part of a light meal.