Generally I’m not a soup-and-salad person. That doesn’t mean I don’t like them. It’s just that I don’t make either of them frequently. So, this week I deliberately opted for the theme ‘soups n salads’ so that I’ll make at least some of them.
Since these soups n salads are to be sent for kids delight, so have to be kids approved. One thing I know from the experience with my kids is that all the kids love macaroni/pasta. So I made it a point to include macaroni/pasta in all my dishes. Now the question was which is the favorite soup for kids and after going through a number of recipes, I landed up here and decided to make tomato spinach macaroni soup. I improvised the soup according to my taste. After making soup, I gave it to my foodie son to taste. He is the one, who not only wants the taste, but the looks to be perfect. So I offered him the bowl of soup, keeping my fingers crossed. When he first appreciated the color and appearance of the soup, my half battle was already won. Then he tasted it and was quite happy with the soup. He finished it whole and soup was so filling that he didn’t have his dinner afterwards. If something can make my son happy, means that dish will be appreciated by all.
Now it’s your turn… Try it and let me know how it turned out to be.
|Tomatoes||4, finely chopped
|Onion||1 small, finely chopped
|Garlic||2 cloves, minced|
|Tomato sauce ||2 tablespoons|
|Soy sauce||1 teaspoon
|Tamarind paste ||1 teaspoon|
|Chili sauce||½ teaspoon
|Brown sugar||2 teaspoons
|Vinegar ||1 teaspoon|
|Maggi veg broth cube ||1|
|Spinach Macaroni||½ cup
|Oil ||1 tablespoon|
|Oregano basil seasoning||½ teaspoon
- Boil macaroni al dente in salted water. Strain it and keep aside.
- In a pan, take 1 tablespoon of oil. Add minced garlic and chopped tomatoes to the hot oil. Saute them till the onions turn translucent and there is not any raw smell of garlic.
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook them till tomatoes turn mushy.
- Add all the tomato sauce, chili sauce, soy sauce, tamarind paste, Maggi vegetable broth cube, 2 cups of water and brown sugar. Give it a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add vinegar, seasoning, salt and macaroni. Let simmer for another 5 min.
- Check the salt and seasoning and adjust according to your taste.
- Serve hot with garlic bread sticks.
- Spinach being a storehouse of nutrients, I used spinach macaroni. You can use normal macaroni as well.
- You can read the benefits of spinach here
I am sending this recipe for Blogging Marathon #66 Week 1 Day 1