Spicy Goji Berry Soup Recipe

You've heard about Goji Berries, right?
They're considered a superfood because of it's high number of antioxidants.
They're also called wolfberries, which is very badass.

Viva Labs, once again, providing me with an awesome product that's Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Organic.

The berries themselves are chewy, as they're dried (like raisins).
They're a bit sweet, a bit sour and a bit tart- very approachable in terms of snacking on a handful or them or throwing them in your smoothie.

But I wanted to try something MORE.
Sure, we're heading into too-hot-for-soup weather, but this spicy concoction will get you sweating (and therefore cool you off), and works well served lukewarm with a swirl of sour cream in it.

You'll need:

  1. Soak the goji berries for 30-60 minutes, to rehydrate them.

  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil/lard/butter over medium heat.

  3. Saute the onion and chili for a few minutes, until the onion turns translucent.

  4. Add the tomatoes, goji berries, and spices, and cook (stirring occasionally) for another few minutes.

  5. Add the stock, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Blend the soup until smooth (we use a stick blender for convenience)

  7. Serve in bowls and decorate with garnish.

Optional: Kick up the spice with red pepper flake, or tone it down with a swirl of sour cream in each bowl as you serve.

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