Onion and Pepper Soup Recipe For Health

Pepper has been used for ages to maintain and speed up the metabolism of the body. The spice also naturally purifies. On the other hand, onions have anti-chemical and anti-ultraviolet properties, which help in modulating body immunity. This delicious soup is fast to make and also low in calories.

Ingredients

2 large onions

1-2 cloves garlic (optional)

2 tsp olive or sunflower oil

1 large green or red pepper

3 cups white stock or water

2 large tomatoes

1/2 cup mushrooms

Salt to taste

Preparation

Peel and slice the onions.

Peel and crush the garlic cloves.

Heat the oil and saute onions and garlic till they are transparent. Do not brown the onion.

Cut the pepper into strips and throwaway the seeds.

Mix along with the onion.

Add the stock/water to the mixture and bring to boil.

Add the skinned chopped tomatoes and the sliced mushrooms.

Cook till vegetables are tender.

Season and garnish with fresh herbs. (Fresh basil or coriander is good seasoning for this soup.)

Potato Salad

This salad combines the goodness of potato (although we have been fed with information that potatoes are fattening, in reality they are fattening only when cooked in the wrong manner) with those of coriander and olive oil to give you a refreshing start-up.

Ingredients

750 gm potatoes

3 tbsp vinegar

Black pepper (according to taste

2 tbsp coriander (dhania), finely chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

Preparation

Boil the potatoes, drain the water and cut them into tiny cube-size pieces.

Mix other ingredients in a small bowl and stir.

Add the mixture to the potatoes and stir well Serve.

Coriander Rice

A diet low in fat and high in fibres and vitamins.

Ingredients

150 gm rice, preferably brown rice 60 gm coriander leaves

3-4 garlics cloves

50 gm carrots

50 gm French beans

2 green chillies

1 tsp oil

Salt to taste

Preparation

Make a paste of the coriander leaves, garlic and green chillies.

Chop the carrots and beans.

Heat oil in a small pan, add chopped vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes, then add the ground paste. Fry for another 2-3 minutes.

Add washed rice, sufficient water and salt.

Saute for 3 minutes and cook till done.

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