20 December, 2023

This super quick green soup can be made in under 10 minutes and uses store cupboard ingredientsIt’s a great way to get in your five-a-day when you are pushed for time. Enjoy! 

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.


50g wholewheat orzo pasta 

50g spinach 

100g broccoli, chopped into bite-size pieces 

300ml boiling water 

1 tablespoon miso paste 

½ tablespoon low-salt soy or tamari 

Half a lime, juiced 


  • Add pasta to boiling water and simmer for 6 minutes. 
  • Add spinach and broccoli to boiling water, bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.
  • Stir in Miso paste, soy sauce (or tamari) and lime juice, and serve

Why this is quick green soup is good for you  

The wholewheat orzo pasta used in this recipe has a higher fibre content than normal pasta. Numerous studies have demonstrated that maintaining a high-fiber diet decreases the risk of breast cancer and promotes good gut health!

Broccoli and spinach are non-starchy vegetables. Not only is there is strong evidence that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help reduce breast cancer risk, but eating non-starchy vegetables may also decrease the risk of oestrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer. Many non-starchy vegetables contain vitamins C and E, minerals, fibre and other bioactive compounds, which could help prevent cancer.

Enjoyed this 10-minute quick green soup recipe and are craving more like this? Breast Cancer UK’s brand new recipe e-book is out now! Download (for free) ‘Organic Flavours’ today. What are you waiting for? Get cooking. 

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