Confession: When I make soup, I sing that shots song, replacing shots with soup. So. Basically, I run around the kitchen yelling Soup! Soup! Soup soup soup soup! Why am I telling you this? I don’t know. Soup makes me happy.
When I’m feeling sick or sad, I turn to soup. Happy yet? Eat more soup. I eat soup all year round, but now that it’s a socially acceptable soup temperature outside, I just can’t stop eating and talking about this miracle food. I had to work from home today because my cat Peter is sick, and that’s pretty stressful. It’s hard to stay focused and it just all around sucks when someone you care about isn’t feeling well (yeah, I just referred to my cat as a person). Luckily, the small benefit of working from home was that I could have this soup for lunch. Glorious, glorious soup.
I’ve never found vegan tortellini before, but you could just as easily use ravioli or any noodle stuffed with something. I wouldn’t recommend an unstuffed noodle, because this soup is pretty simple. This recipe is SUPER complicated, ready for it?
14 oz canned diced tomatoes, undrained (you can use stewed, if preferred)
1 zucchini, cut into thin half moons
½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 c tortellini (frozen or fresh) – I used cheese, mushroom or spinach would be great
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese or Nutritional yeast
Combine broth through seasoning in a medium/large pot. Heat until boiling.
Reduce heat and add tortellini – cook until tortellini is heated through (refer to package).
Sprinkle with parm or nutritional yeast and stir into soup.
Serve topped with additional parm or nutritional yeast, if desired.
For a GF or vegan version, ensure the tortellini are suited to your dietary restrictions – can use ravioli. If uses fresh tortelini, cook broth mixture an extra 5 minutes or so before adding to allow veggies to cook. For a more veggie packed version, reduce tortellini to 1 c and add several large handfuls of spinach and fresh sliced mushrooms. Nutritional information not included – will vary based on tortellini used.