Provencal Vegetable Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by tballpasta

Makes 8 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Provencal Vegetable Soup

4 garlic cloves (large)
1/4 cup tomato paste
24 basil leaves (large)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions (2 onions)
2 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts (2 to 4 leeks)
3 cups boiling potatoes, 1/2-inch-diced unpeeled (1 pound)
3 cups carrots, 1/2-inch-diced (1 pound)
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper, fresh
3 quarts chicken stock (homemadeor canned broth)
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1/2 lb haricot verts (ends removed and cut in 1/2)
4 ounces spaghetti, broken in pieces

Recipe Directions for Provencal Vegetable Soup

  1. Pistou (first 5 ingredients- garlic to olive oil)

  2. Place the garlic, tomato paste, basil, and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and puree. With the motor running, slowly pour the olive oil down the feed tube to make a paste. Pack into a container, pour a film of olive oil on top, and close the lid.

  3. Yield: 1 cup

  4. Soup

  5. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot, add the onions, and saute over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the leeks, potatoes, carrots, salt, and pepper and saute over medium heat for another 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and saffron, bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender. Add the haricots verts and spaghetti, bring to a simmer, and cook for 15 more minutes.

  6. To serve, whisk 1/4 cup of the pistou into the hot soup, then season to taste. Depending on the saltiness of your chicken stock, you may need to add up to another tablespoon of salt. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and more pistou.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 595.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.2g
31%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
2601mg
108%
Potassium
597mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
31.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
7.5g
Protein
7.9g
Vitamin A 152% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 16% Iron 12%
* 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
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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