Collard Green Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¼ pound of shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 bunch of collard greens, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1 15 oz can black eyed peas
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ Tablespoon red wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once heated, add the onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and sauté about 2 minutes more.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, water, collards, black eyed peas, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and vinegar.
  5. Cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes longer.
  6. Remove bay leaf before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
Please use organic ingredients when possible.
Recipe by Thrive: Faith, Family & Food at http://thrivetolive.com/collard-green-soup/