I'm not a super outdoorsy person because...bugs. I'm also not the strongest swimmer and get anxious with heights due to the prospect of falling. Despite all of this I find nature and natural settings to be quite beautiful. Just looking around at the land as it is really shows me that God is looking out for us, y'all. Who else could author such awe-inspiring scenery and bring forth from it everything we need to survive?! One thing that I pray for all the time is gratefulness. Gratitude is so powerful, in my opinion, because it helps us to put things in their proper perspective, assign value to the right places, and maintain focus. I've found that keeping gratefulness in mind is key to recognizing the beauty around us, holding onto joy, and even helping other people. Now, where does this soup come in? Oh, yeah! The bounty of the earth and all that. 🙂
This Whole30 compliant, gluten & grain-free rainbow soup brimming with veggies including kale, beets, carrots, and zucchini squash and some of my favorite spices to ensure A1 flavor. I named it "Rainbow Soup" because...well, look at it. It's full of colors, including pink and [my favorite] purple thanks to the beets. Side note: don't wear white when eating this because you will drip some down your shirt and look like a toddler for the rest of the day at work. I'm speaking from personal experience.
This is a quick (seriously, 30 minutes!) and easy meal you can make ahead or even on a weeknight for filling, comforting bowls of yum. It simmers for just 20 minutes so that the veggies become tender but not mushy. I hate mushy veggies. Also, while eating this you'll feel loved! Like...somebody slaved over a hot stove for you loved. You'll also feel healthy AF! I mean, check the ingredient list below. Not a stain on it. But if you love carbs (like me) or, perhaps, are a
stubborn traditional, Nigerian man (like my daddy), you'll want to serve this over rice or with a nice piece of crusty bread.
I left the herb and spice measurements up to y'all because I know not everyone is into the tears-streaming-down-your-face-while-eating level of heat. (My daddy and I are.) Note: This soup can easily be made vegan/vegetarian-friendly by omitting the meat and using veggie stock. Let me know what you think of this soup and having an attitude of gratitude. Thanks for reading!
P.S. more soup recipes:
Easy rainbow soup recipe brimming with seasonal veggies and ground turkey--can also be made vegetarian or vegan!
- 1 pound ground turkey or ground meat of your choice
- 6 cups stock I used chicken stock.
- 1 bundle kale greens chopped
- 2 large carrots chopped
- 2 beets chopped
- 2 zucchini squash chopped
- 1 yellow potato chopped
- ½ yellow onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- olive oil
- herbs and spices to taste black pepper, sea salt, curry powder, crushed red pepper, chili powder, cayenne, ginger, parsley
- Coat a large, deep pot in olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until nearly translucent.
Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes more, until you smell the garlic and onion intermingled. Reduce heat to medium and incorporate ground meat with onion and garlic.
Stir in desired spices and cook meat completely before adding stock (about 5-6 minutes).
Bring soup to a boil then add all veggies, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until veggies are tender.