You may be thinking… “What?! A hot soup during the summer?! Has she lost her marbles??”
Yep! Summertime is not just for salads and cold soups like Watermelon Gazpacho.
You can certainly enjoy a hot bowl of soup that has all of the elements to deeply nourish and support your beautiful body during the summer season.
This soup contains warm-weather veggies like peppers, fennel, and tomatoes.
Plus, one of my favorite summertime proteins: shrimp!
I simply love shrimp!
And, of course, it tastes absolutely delicious.
But I’m biased. Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.
Enjoy the recipe and have a delicious summer!
- 1 tbsp. organic olive oil
- 1 tsp. fennel seeds
- 2 tsp. dried oregano (or 1 tbsp. fresh)
- 1 tsp. dried thyme (or 2 tsp. fresh)
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced into thin crescents
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
- 1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 - 15oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken stock (veggie stock, fish stock or water)
- 1 pound peeled shrimp (substitute cubed white fish or tofu)
- 1 & ½ tsp. sea salt
- Organic pre-cooked polenta (1/2 cup per serving)
- Fennel fronds for garnish
- In a medium sized soup pot, heat olive oil.
- Add fennel seeds and cook 1 minute.
- Add onions, oregano, thyme, plus a pinch of salt.
- Saute 2-3 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and fennel, plus a pinch of salt and cook 3-5 minutes.
- Add garlic, tomatoes, stock, another pinch of salt, cover and simmer 5-7 minutes.
- Add srhimp, plus 1 tsp. sea salt.
- Cover and simmer an additional 3-5 minutes.
- Place cooked polenta in the bottom of a soup bowl.
- Ladle stew on top and garnish with fennel fronds.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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