Simon’s Simples: Super Immune Boosting Soup

Super Immune Boosting Soup

immune boosting soup
Immune boosting soup

Below is the recipe of a wonderful herbal soup. At any time of the year we can all use a little help with our immune systems. The Miso added at the last moment saves it from being bland.


  • 1 big Yellow Onion, chopped,
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped,
  • 1 cup chopped shitake mushrooms,
  • ΒΌ cup crumbled seaweed,
  • 1″ piece ginger, grated or chopped,
  • 1 cup brown rice,
  • 4″ piece of burdock root (as you will want to remove this woody root after cooking make many small slices along its length, keeping it in one piece),
  • 4 cups (or more) chopped veggies, like kale, carrots, celery, lotus root.
  • 10 cups of good water.

Note: Every element of the soup is a powerful enhancer of the immune system – especially burdock, shitake mushroom and ginger. A good health food store will have all these items, fresh or dried.

Directions: Place everything together in a big pot – bringing to a boil – immediately reduce to simmer. Simmer at very low setting at least 45 minutes.

Serving suggestion: To an individual soup bowl add: Miso to taste, powdered or paste (never cook miso), Cayenne pepper to taste. Reheat only the amount to be eaten.