This hearty Tomato, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts Soup is not only loaded with veggies and flavor, it's also loaded with nutrient dense, hearty healthy goodness! I'll be you've never had Brussels sprouts in a soup, but they are delicious served this way. This soup is warm, creamy, and savory with a little bit of sweetness and spice. Lots of veggies, beans, and nut butter make this a delicious and comforting soup you will want to have all winter.
This is the kind of soup where you can add what you have on hand so no need to go to the store if you don't have every ingredient. It was inspired by Dr. Fuhrman. Although I have Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat for Health, and I love the recipes, I don’t always have everything that’s called for. So, I improvise with what I have. It’s hard to fail with most soups and easier to use up what you have on hand.
For this recipe, I had carrots, onion, Brussels sprouts, lentils, beans, and home-grown beets. Using veggies from my garden always make dishes even more delightful. Many of Dr. Fuhrman’s recipes call for carrot juice and I did use that here, but it adds sweetness and if you don’t like that in a soup, use water or veggie stock instead. I actually found organic carrot juice in a jar from Lakewood brand. It may not be as fresh as freshly squeeze but may be easier for you. You can substitute vegetable stock if you don't have carrot juice, however.
If you don’t have everything you need for this hearty, plant-based soup, use what you do have and up your nutrient density for the day.
Mix n match with these main ingredients:
Liquid: stock, water, carrot juice, vegetables: cruciferous or root veggies of your choice. Beans: lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans,