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RECIPE: Gypsy Soup PDF Print E-mail

(From Jane Brody's Good Food Book.)

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Large onions, chopped about 2 cups
2 Large cloves garlic, minced
½ cup celery, chopped (1 large stalk)
2 cups peeled, chopped sweet potatoes or winter squash (butternut is ideal)
3 cups broth or water
1 Bay leaf
2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 tsp. Dried basil
Salt to taste
Dash cinnamon
Dash cayenne (optional)
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes or canned
1/2 cup chopped green pepper or less
1-1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
1 Tbsp. Tamari or reduced sodium soy sauce

DIRECTIONS

In a large saucepan or stock pan heat the oil and saute the onions, garlic, celery, and sweet potatoes or winter squash for about 5 minutes. Add the broth or water, bay leaf, turmeric, paprika, basil, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer the soup for about 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes, pepper and chickpeas and simmer the soup for about 10 minutes longer. Stir in the tamari or soy sauce and serve the soup!!! 5-6 Servings