After enjoying a nutritious glass of fresh juice, you'll be left with a container full of pulp. But before chucking that pulp in the trash, consider adding it to one of your favorite soup dishes. Add juicer pulp to simmering chicken, beef or vegetable broth to enhance the flavor. You can also make vegetable broth from scratch using the leftover pulp as a base.
Separate fruit pulp from vegetable pulp and store in separate airtight containers. The sweetness of fruit pulp may give soup broth an odd flavor, depending on the combination, so you might use your fruit pulp for something else. Store vegetable pulp in the freezer until you have enough to make soup.
Coat the bottom of a large pot with olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the pulp to the heated oil and and cook for two to three minutes, stirring frequently. You can also add flavorful aromatics like chopped garlic, onions or herbs to the pulp mixture as it cooks.
Add about two cups of water for each cup of pulp used. You can use more or less water if you prefer a more concentrated or diluted broth. Turn up the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the broth reaches your desired flavor potency, up to three hours.
Strain the pulp and any other solids out of broth with a fine mesh sieve. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Use the broth as a base for your favorite soup recipe. To a make a quick soup, heat the broth and toss in chopped cooked veggies, meat, pasta or rice.
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