Aush (Afghan Noodle Soup)

Aush (Afghan Noodle Soup) is a swirl of delicate flavors that create layers of warm, savory goodness. Serve with a chunk of whole wheat bread or a side salad.

Aush (Afghan Noodle Soup)

Aush (Afghan Noodle Soup)

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This Afghan-inspired soup is a swirl of delicate flavors that create layers of warm, savory goodness. Serve with a chunk of whole wheat bread or a side salad. 
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Cook Time 40 mins
Course Soup
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 cup carrots , chopped
  • 3 stalks celery , chopped
  • 1 can kidney beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 can chickpeas , rinsed and drained
  • 8 ounces mushrooms , chopped
  • 9 cups low-sodium veggie broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup veggie crumbles
  • 4 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup almonds , chopped
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt or non-fat sour cream , optional
  • Fresh mint or parsley , optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic 3 minutes.
  • Add celery, pepper and carrots and saute 4 minutes.
  • Add beans, chickpeas, mushrooms, veggie broth and seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  • Add elbow noodles and veggie crumbles and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes, or until noodles are tender.
  • Stir in spinach until wilted and remove from heat.
  • Top with a spoon of Greek yogurt or sour cream,  sliced almonds, golden raisins and fresh mint or parsley before serving.
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