Sunday, January 13, 2008

Vegetable Soup

Another Sunday, another soup.

Today I made a vegetable soup which I'll have for lunch most of the week. It was so easy, didn't take long to make, and tasted great.


  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables - peas, corn, carrots, lima beans, green beans
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 60 oz of broth; I used 32 oz of chicken broth and 28 oz of vegetable broth (use all vegetable broth for a vegetarian version; use some beef broth for a richer soup)
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat olive oil in over medium heat a large soup pot; add carrots, onion, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, thyme, a pinch of salt and pepper, and the broth. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and frozen veggies; cook for 5-10 minutes
  • Adjust seasonings if needed.

I'm used to vegetable soups being cooked with beef and I was a little concerned that this soup wouldn't have enough flavor due to the lack of meat. I was not disappointed at all - it still had great flavor.

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