This Turkey Vegetable Farro soup is the perfect recipe for your leftover turkey. It is bursting with flavor and it only has 200 calories per serving.
Made with a rich turkey bone broth, lots of leftover turkey chunks, a heap of fresh vegetables and just the right amount of healthy, high fiber farro.
A hot bowl of soup is just about my favorite lunch on these cold, wet and dreary days. It can lift my mood from ho-hum to a high-five in no time at all.
Turkey Bone Broth:
To make this soup I thawed out the turkey leftover chunks and the carcass that still had a lot of goodies on the bones. First I tossed those bones in a big kettle with some aromatics and simmered it overnight to give me a rich, yummy bone broth.
This bone broth is very similar to our Chicken Broth with the turkey bones substituted for the chicken bones. I also used the same typical aromatic vegetables:
- Whole Peppercorns
These ingredients make such a flavor-packed base for your soup and it is so easy to do. Break up the turkey carcass to fit into a large kettle, fill with cold water and add your aromatic vegetables and seasoning. No fancy chopping, even the garlic head isn’t peeled, just cut in half, tie the fresh herbs of choice in a bundle and drop in the kettle. One caveat though….if you want a clear broth, just bring to a boil then reduce it to a simmer. Boiling will cause cloudiness in the broth.
The next day let it cool off, then strain it into a soup pot and discard the remains. That good, nutritious broth became the basis of this turkey vegetable farro soup.
Make the Turkey Vegetable Farro Soup:
To finish off the soup I added the meat picked from the bones, the leftover turkey chunks and a variety of vegetables, fresh herbs, and the uncooked farro grains. After simmering for an hour or so the flavors merged together for an amazing soup. Ladle the soup into big soup bowls and serve with some wholesome bread. We love the multi-grain bread from Costco!
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Serving Size 1-1/2 Cups
Amount Per ServingCalories 202 Total Fat 4.5g Saturated Fat 1.1g Cholesterol 14mg Sodium 800mg Carbohydrates 25g Fiber 5g Sugar 5g Protein 15g