Tumbleweed Chowder Recipe

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Tumbleweed Chowder
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  1. The computer threw a fit but then how many tumbleweed recipes do you see on here.
  2. Missing ingredient 1 POUND TUMBLEWEED SHOOTS, young about 4 inches.
  3. Note as written by poster Jim:.
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  5. Gather enough plants to make you a sizeable chowder. I guess maybe a pound or two for about 4 people is good. Wash the plants and chop them up real fine and put in a saucepan with enough water to barely cover. Salt and pepper to taste. I added a little fresh chopped jalapeno pepper to mine but that's optional. Throw in about 1/2 cup of finely diced smoked ham chunks, cover with lid and simmer until the tumbleweed is tender. Then you can run it all through a blender or food processor to puree. You should have a thick soup as an end result that tastes very well. I've tried it using bacon instead of ham and it's ok but I prefer ham. If you want a chunkier soup you don't have to puree it. There are quite a few variations. Any split pea soup recipe will do, substituting the tumbleweed for the peas of course.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 37.1 Kcal (155 kJ)
Calories from fat 5.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.59g 1%
Cholesterol 6.51mg 2%
Sodium 266.28mg 11%
Potassium 57.48mg 1%
Total Carbs 2.32g 1%
Sugars 0.14g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.11g 0%
Protein 5.36g 11%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 7%
Calcium 2.2mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 112.16 Kcal (470 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.79g 1%
Cholesterol 19.67mg 2%
Sodium 805.08mg 11%
Potassium 173.78mg 1%
Total Carbs 7g 1%
Sugars 0.42g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 0%
Protein 16.2g 11%
Vitamin C 13.5mg 7%
Calcium 6.6mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.8
  • 1

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

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