TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce or spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 48 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.


  1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine froth, soy sauce, sugar, thyme, basil and onion powder. In a small bowl, combine water and cornstarch; stir until smooth. Add to the broth. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until broth comes to a boil. Add broccoli and carrot; cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in lettuce; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as From the Garden Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p106

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