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For your post-holiday healthy fix: Spicy ginger scallion soup

Packed with mushrooms, ginger and scallions this soup is both vegetarian and gluten-free.

Heat, health and happiness simmer together in this soup.

Louisa Clements / LivingLou.com

Heat, health and happiness simmer together in this soup.

Packed with mushrooms, ginger and scallions this quick vegetarian and gluten-free spicy ginger scallion soup comes together in 20 minutes.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts halved lengthwise, tops thinly sliced and reserved

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

2 cups sliced button mushrooms

3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

2 tsp sriracha

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups water

1 cinnamon stick

3 Tbsp lime juice

1 tsp sesame oil

125 g vermicelli rice noodles, cooked according to package directions

Instructions

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add halved white and light green parts of scallions, garlic and ginger. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Add mushrooms, soy sauce and sriracha. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add vegetable broth, water and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick.

Add lime juice, sesame oil and cooked vermicelli noodles. Sprinkle with reserved scallions and serve.

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