A simple soup of potatoes, onions and Spanish-influenced seasonings for the slow cooker, perfect for cold weather.
Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day , where it’s written as a stovetop recipe, I opted to toss everything in the slow cooker instead. A few hours later we were rewarded with this hearty and delicious soup ready and waiting for us at the end of a long day. Served with crusty bread and a green salad, it made for a satisfying meal.
Including more soups in our diet has been one of my tricks for easy healthy weight loss. They’re an easy delicious way to increase your intake of vegetables, filling you up with fewer calories. As Mireille Guiliano says in her wonderful book, French Women Don’t Get Fat , “The evening soup eater tends to consume less fat and less food overall, feeling satiated through the night, after which she needs “a real meal” on rising to get her through the morning.”
And with leftover soup in the fridge, you’ve got a low PointsPlus value solution ready and waiting whenever hunger strikes.
Spanish Potato Onion Soup
An easy and healthy soup that is hearty and delicious.
Author: Simple Nourished Living
Recipe type: Soup
4 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
2 or 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut 1-inch thick half moons
4 cups vegetable broth
¼ cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 large bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch of saffron
Dash of tabasco or pinch of cayenne (optional)
In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine onions, potatoes, broth, sherry and seasonings. Cover and cook on low until the potatoes and onions are tender, about 4 to 6 hours on low. Remove the bay leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1-1/2 cups): 141 calories, 1.2 g fat, 24.8 g carbs, 4.1 g fiber, 6.0 g protein and 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus