Pork, Apple & Miso Noodle Soup for Two

Pork, Apple & Miso Noodle Soup for Two

Apples and mild white miso lightly sweeten this easy one-pot soup. It’s got plenty of flavor with few ingredients, but feel free to add sliced scallions for a refreshing crunch or a dash of hot sauce for zing. Serve with toasted baguette with melted Cheddar cheese and a watercress salad.

From EatingWell: September/October 2012
Yield: 2 servings, about 2 cups each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  2. 6 ounces lean ground pork (see Tips)
  3. 1 tart, firm apple, peeled and chopped
  4. 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  5. 2 cups water
  6. 4 ounces udon noodles, preferably whole-wheat
  7. 2 tablespoons white miso (see Tips)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Stir in apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes more. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to the package directions, stirring occasionally.
  2. When the noodles are almost done, carefully scoop out about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid from the pan and combine with miso. Stir the miso mixture into the soup and remove from the heat. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 406 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 49 mg cholesterol; 57 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 8 g fiber; 767 mg sodium; 479 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Magnesium (25% daily value), Zinc (19% dv), Iron (17% dv)

3 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1/2 fruit, 2 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat