Frugal Healthy Recipe: Immune Booster Soup

Submitted By Helen Chin Lui, Owner of The Healing Place in Medfield, MA 

Recipe by Debra Brammer, N.D., Associate Clinical Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • 4 cups of either vegetable or low sodium, chicken broth, either packaged or homemade
  • 1 small, chopped, yellow onion
  • 4-10 cloves, chopped, garlic, to taste
  • 1 thinly sliced, peeled, carrot
  • 4-8 fresh, sliced, mushrooms (button, shiitake, portabella, etc., preferably shiitake)
  • 1-3 teaspoon of grated gingerroot, to taste
  • 1 fresh, juiced, lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped, fresh, parsley
Bring the broth, onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms, and gingerroot to a slow boil. Reduce the heat and simmer on low, covered, for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Remove from heat; add the lemon juice and parsley. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Eat while hot.

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