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Basic Vegetable Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Basic Vegetable Soup recipe? Learn how to make Basic Vegetable Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kristapalmquist

Makes 8 servings



These vegetables are just suggestions. Use whatever vegetables you have in the house. In the summer, it is nice to add tomatoes from the garden. In the winter, add half a celery root. Enjoy year round.

Recipe Ingredients for Basic Vegetable Soup

8 oz potatoes
1 small cabbage
2 leeks
2 carrots
2 celery ribs, with their leaves
2 medium yellow onions
1 freshly ground pepper
2 t salt
1 /2t dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 bunch fresh parsley
10 c water

Recipe Directions for Basic Vegetable Soup

  1. Peel the vegetables. Cut the potatoes and cabbage into small cubes; wash the leeks carefully and slice them crosswise. Slice the carrots and celery as well, and quarter the onions. You should have about 10 cups of prepared vegetables. Use the same amount of water.

  2. Place all the vegetables in a stockpot. Season with a grind of fresh pepper, add the salt, thyme, bay leaves, and parsley, and toss with the vegetables. Add the water. Cover and bring to boil slowly. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

  3. Remove and discard the bay leaves/ Drain the vegetables, reserving the cooking liquid. Purée the vegetables in a food mill, using cooking liquid to thin them out, if necessary. Reheat the soup to the boil. Taste and correct the seasonings and serve.

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Soup, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 439.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
608mg
25%
Potassium
248mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
11.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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