Green Jade Soup


Green Jade Soup

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March 29, 2017

Green Jade Soup


4 dried shiitake mushrooms

1 C boiling water

6 C vegetable stock (or chicken)

1 1/2 T grated fresh ginger root

1 1/2 C thinly sliced carrot rounds AND/OR Beauty Heart Radish

3 C chopped bok choy, tatsoi, Chinese cabbage, kale, or broccoli

1 1/2 C thinly sliced leeks or onions

2 C firmly packed spinach or chard or Kale

1 cake tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes OR 1/2 pound cooked chicken cut into strips


several drops dark sesame oil

1 green onion chopped as garnish - optional


1Soak shiitake mushrooms with boiling water in heatproof bowl 10 minutes.

2 Bring stock to boil in large soup pot.

3 Add ginger, leeks/onions, bok choi/tatsoi and carrots. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

4 Drain mushrooms and add soaking liquid to soup.

5 Thinly slice shiitake caps and stir into soup with spinach and tofu/chicken; cook 5 minutes.

6 Add salt to taste.

7 Sprinkle soup with sesame oil and optional green onions.