If you are looking for a delicious way to use Chinese wolfberries, we have a recipe for a wonderful vegan goji berry soup that we want to share with you.
Our recipe is based on the classic Chinese goji berry soup, but we made it vegan using a vegetable stock, and hardened the berries with the soup instead of leaving them whole.
The result is a colorful red-orange soup with a strong goji berry flavor. Beautiful, delicious and 100% plant based!
You can enjoy the goji soup as it is or add to it our stir-fried sesame tofu bites for strengthening of vegetable proteins and extra texture.
People in China have been eating goji berries as a medicinal food for centuries, and now they are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and US as a nutritionally rich superfood.
These bright red berries have a sweet, fruity bitter taste and a unique wood. And they are loaded with so many beneficial antioxidants that even a small handful covers 500% of your Vitamin A RDI!
If you have tried goji berries in recipes like smoothies, breakfast bowls and salads, it is time to give them a chance for this colorful and nutritious Chinese-style soup. We’re sure you’ll love it!
So, gather the ingredients and let us show you how to make it.
What’s the point of this goji berry soup?
This goji berry soup combines the bitter-sweet and cranberry-like taste of goji berries with roasted and delicious red peppers, salted soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
It has the perfect balance of sweet, sour and salty notes.
Is this goji soup healthy?
Soups made with goji berry are incredibly healthy because they contain a lot of health-promoting antioxidants, plus beneficial fiber.
Chinese “wolf grains” have been used for centuries in Chinese cuisine as a medicinal ingredient, and many scientific studies have supported their various health benefits.
Goji berries are good for eye and skin health, immune system, blood sugar and mood.
If you want to learn more about these wonderful berries, we have an interesting article on goji berries and their benefits, plus ideas for delicious recipes to add to your diet.
How is goji berry used in soups?
You can use goji berry in soups in three different ways:
Cook goji berries in the broth until they are soft and plump
Mix soft goji berries with a sprig of colored red soup
Sprinkle dried goji berries over the soup to finish chewing
In our recipe, we mixed dried goji berries with vegetable stock and roasted red peppers to create a smooth and bright orange soup.