tunisian noodle soup

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This spicy noodle soup is a vegetarian African variation of the ubiquitous chicken noodle soup.

  • Prep time: 25-30 minutes
  • Serves: 4-6.
  • Calories: 181. Sodium: 184 mg. Dietary fiber: 2.9 g. Total fat: 10 g. Total carbs: 20.7 g. Protein: 4.7 g.

Ingredients:

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2 cups zucchini noodles, spaghetti cut
2 quarts vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
1 pound Swiss chard, chopped coarsely (stems, ribs, and eaves)
1 large red onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbsp. olive oil (or coconut oil)
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

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Method:

  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a stockpot. Add the chard and cook until the chard is wilted.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, oil, hot pepper sauce, garlic, and onion. Return to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, then add the noodles. Cook for about 1 minute, or until they are tender.

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