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Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup

Easy stuffed pepper soup recipe with mushrooms and whole grain farro in a lightened up, healthy and hearty tomato based broth. Oil free, plant based vegan!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Stuffed Pepper Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 231kcal
Author Florentina

Ingredients

  • 3-4 bell peppers -diced
  • 1 medium leek
  • 1 carrot -diced
  • 1 celery rib -diced
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms -chopped
  • 1.25 cups farro
  • 15 oz San Marzano Tomatoes (lightly crushed)
  • 6-8 cups veggie stock (salt free)
  • 4 cloves garlic -minced
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf Italian parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 1 pinch sea salt -to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper (for serving)

Instructions

  • Slice the leek lengthwise, chop and rinse it well.
  • Preheat a heavy stock pot over medium flame. Add a splash of water and the leeks with a pinch of sea salt and saute until wilted.
  • Add the carrot and celery and saute a few more minutes until they begin to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook until wilted. Stir in the garlic, bay leaves and spices and toss to coat well. 
  • Add the bell peppers, tomatoes and 6 cups of the veggies tock and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the farro, cover with a lid and cook 15 to 20 minutes until the farro is al dente. 
  • Taste and adjust seasonings with the sea salt. Add more veggie stock at this time to thin out the soup if desired. 
  • Serve with the fresh parsley, extra red pepper flakes and freshly cracked pepper on top.

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Notes

Instead of mushrooms you could also use chopped up rehydrated soy curls for extra protein and meaty texture. 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5100IU | Vitamin C: 90.3mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.3mg