Shiitake Hot and Sour Soup

This delicious soup was designed for super immunity. The shiitake mushrooms along with the garlic, ginger, onions, and chili peppers all have immunity-boosting properties. Bolster your defenses against germs while enjoying this hearty dish.

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  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 lb shiitakes
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 lemon juice
  • 2 lemon zest
  • 1 tofu
  • 2 cups carrots
  • black pepper


In a stockpot over medium-high heat, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom. Add jalapeño, ginger, garlic and scallions. Sauté until aromatic, about a minute. Add shiitakes and sauté 2 minutes, until softened. Add stock and soy sauce, bring to a simmer and reduce by 20%, about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, tofu and carrots and cook gently for 2 more minutes to heat tofu through. Season with black pepper. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with reserved scallion greens and lemon zest.