Summer Vegetable Soup

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Netta Belle’s Choice Summer Vegetable Soup

A hearty and healthy Summer Vegetable Soup

       A Healthy and Hearty Summer Vegetable Soup

Summer is a great time to have a vegetable soup with all the fresh foods from the garden. This is when I wish I had a garden, but love those farmer’s markets on Saturdays mornings.  I also like to go visit the markets at farms to pick out from their bounty.

Summer Vegetable Soup is healthy and hearty.  This soup is without meat, I do use one teaspoon of olive oil to sauté the onion, garlic and celery. I use low-fat chicken broth; vegetable broth would be good to use in this. Chopping up the vegetables is the most time-consuming; I like them close in size for even cooking.  When short of time, I will prepare the day ahead, cook for about 15 minutes, allow to cool and put in refrigerator until ready to heat. The next day, I put it in the crock pot and cook on low until all the vegetables are tender.

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A healthy vegetarian summer soup of many vegetables. 5-a-day is easy with this soup.
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Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup green and/or red bell peppers, diced
  • ½ cup green and/or red bell peppers, diced
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with juice or 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with juice or 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 32 ounces low-fat chicken broth
  • 32 ounces low-fat chicken broth
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup ozro pasta
  • ¼ cup ozro pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh basil, parsley and cilantro, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried herbs.
Instructions
  1. Prepare all vegetables before starting to cook.
  2. Heat olive oil in 6-quart Dutch oven.
  3. Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery, cook until soft and onion translucent.
  4. Add the remaining vegetables, broth, tomato paste, ozro pasta, Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend and herbs.
  5. Stir to blend, cover and bring to boil.
  6. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Notes
This can be made a day ahead, refrigerated overnight and reheated in a crock pot. It also freezes well. It does make a large amount of soup, it can be put into pint jars and stored in the refrigerator for use for lunches.
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More broth or water can be added to make it a thinner soup.  It does make a large quantity and it freezes well.

Since it is only my husband and myself in the home, when I make soup I will put the simmering soup in pint jars to refrigerate to use later.  The lids usually seal, but since not processed in canner, the soup should be kept refrigerated and used within 2 weeks.

A serving of Summer Vegetable SoupI like to serve cornbread and a orange-pineapple jello salad with the soup for a light lunch with friends.

Enjoy a healthy and hearty Summer Vegetable Soup even in the winter time.

 

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