Instant Spring Noodle Soup with Flavour Cubes

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 Soup Cost Per Serving $1.80
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Soup Ingredients
1/2 cup (one small handful)Vermicelli Rice Noddles, break into small pieces
3 SpearsAsparagus, bottom removed and roughly chopped
1/4 cupFresh Peas or Snow Peas, roughly chopped
1/4 cupSpring Onion, finely sliced
1/4 cupCannellini or White Navy beans
1Flavour Cube (click here for even more flavour combinations)
Spring Fling Flavour Cube
1 1/2 cupsArugula
1/2 cupFresh Mint
1Lemon, juice and zest
1 cloveGarlic
2 tbspGinger, grated
1Anchovy Filet (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients ahead of time in a clean mason jar or a small glass or ceramic lunch container. Add your flavor cube, seal and refrigerate.
  2. When ready to eat, boil water in a kettle and pour into the jar, enough to just cover the noodles. Let it sit for a few minutes for the noodles to soften and for the soup to cool down. *Make sure the jar isn’t too cold, adding hot water may cause it to crack. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes while you are boiling the water.
  3. Stir well and enjoy.
  4. To make the spring flavor cube, blanch the arugula and mint in boiling water for 20 seconds. Immediately transfer into an ice bath. Drain and add to a blender with remaining ingredients and a ¼ cup of water. Blend until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays or muffins tins and freeze.


  • ​Bringing lunch from home rather than buying it is a great way to control calories, salt and fat, increase the fibre and nutrients, and can save you thousands of dollars a year! All it takes is a little planning. Plan your lunches for the week before you do your grocery shopping. Wash and cut up vegetables, cook grains and beans, and have mason jars ready to create quick soups and salads.
  • Ginger contains compounds called gingerols that may help reduce nausea by lowering the amount of acid released by the stomach.
  • People who eat garlic more often may be at lower risk of developing several types of cancer. Garlic contains allyl sulfur compounds. Based on cell and animal studies, these compounds appear to have antibacterial effects and may help repair DNA and prevent cancer cells from spreading.