Soupe z’habitants recipe: Are you exercising or dieting yet? Christmas is right around the corner. Here is a simple soup to give you all the proper vitamins you need while trying to recuperate from Thanksgiving. This recipe is called Soupe z’Habitants or Soup z’Habitant.
If you have some leftover ham from the holidays, this is a perfect soup for it. If not you can always omit the meat or buy salted pork or beef.
Long ago, due to poverty, many people were preparing soup with cultivated grasslands around their home. Because they could not afford meat, Soupe Z’habitant would be made with any available ingredients, hence green leaves and root vegetables. Throughout the year, Soupe Z’habitant changed, with meat addition, preferably salted meat and fancier vegetables. Although many of the recipes for Soupe Z’habitant blends all the ingredients to a veggie broth, this version is simple, and I would not combine all the ingredients and especially not the meat.
I could just eat this soup with my eyes just by looking at all the beautiful colors. We eat with our eyes first and why not cook the way we want to eat, the way we want our food to look. Tasty and pretty!
Enjoy Soupe Z’Habitant with all your favorite ingredients, salted pork, spinach, green beans, potatoes, carrots, leeks, squash, onions, celery, and fresh spices. Happy cooking!