Ever been in a situation when you literally have little or no food to make a proper meal? Yep. Happened this evening. I forgot that I had to go grocery shopping and was stumped when it was time to make dinner. So I picked apart my cabinet and found the following ingredients
Last Minute Spinach Tomato Soup
1 cup of dry vermicelli
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (or Earth Balance)
1 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic
1 vegetable bouillon cube
1 cup of frozen spinach
1 can of tomato sauce
3 cups of water
1/2 tbsp of salt
1/4 tsp of chili powder (or to taste)
Boil 2 cups of water and add the vermicelli to the pot. It's a thin spaghetti like noodle to make this recipe gluten free, substitute vermicelli for rice noodles or gluten free thin noodles.
In a separate pot add vegetable oil (or earth balance), chopped onion, and garlic bring the heat to a medium setting and cook for about 10 mins or until the onions become translucent.
Add spinach to the mixture and stir together.
Then add 3 cups of water, vegetable bouillon cube, and 1 can of tomato sauce, salt and chili powder and bring heat to a boil then let the soup simmer.
Drain the vermicelli (do not rinse )
You can mix the noodles within the soup however, the noodles become super soggy soo keep them separate and add together in a serving bowl! Enjoy!
You can also squeeze a little bit of lime juice if you like a tang for you taste buds!