From the Garden Soup Recipe

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I love eating and making soup all year long but don't always have the time needed to prepare it. This tasty soup is cooked in the microwave for added convenience.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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 (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g 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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