Green Tea Soup...Yesss Please!

I found this recipe on one of my favourite blogs, "The Fame of Health and Fitness" and well, she had me at Green Tea!  I haven't made this myself yet but I am sold on anything containing beans, peas or lentils!  If you try this recipe before we do be sure to comment and let us know what you thought.
 
 
Green Tea Soup


YIELD: 2 servings
PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes


Details:
 
This Asian-inspired soup balances the spicy flavors of ginger and sriracha with mild green tea to delight the senses and boost the metabolism!

Ingredients:
 
• 4-5 oz / 113-140 g thin rice noodles
• 1 tsp / 5 ml ginger
• 2 Tbsp / 30 ml low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
• 2 tsp / 10 ml tahini (sesame seed paste)
• 1 tsp / 5 ml sriracha or other hot chili pepper sauce (or to taste)
• 1 tsp / 5 ml fresh lime juice
• ½ tsp / 2.5 ml garlic powder
• 1 cup / 240 ml grated carrot
• ½ cup / 120 ml frozen peas, thawed
• ½ cup / 120 ml frozen shelled edamame, thawed
• 1 cup / 240 ml chickpeas, drained and rinsed
• 4 cups / 950 ml brewed green tea
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml chopped cilantro (optional)
 
Preparation:
  1. Prepare rice noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. Combine ginger, soy sauce, tahini, sriracha, lime juice and garlic powder in a small bowl and mix well. Add sauce mixture, carrot, peas, edamame, chickpeas and rice noodles to a large bowl, and pour in hot tea. Stir until sauce mixture is dissolved in tea.
  3. Stir in chopped cilantro (if using) before serving.
Nutritional Value per serving:
 
Calories: 357
Calories from Fat: 62
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Total Carbs: 58 g
Fiber: 10 g
Protein: 16 g
Sodium: 478 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
 

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