Vegetable soup is staple in my diet throughout the whole year. It’s a suitable breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. I make a big pot with several servings and enjoy it all week long. After a long day, it’s so nice to come home to homemade soup and it’s like dinner was made for me. I package my leftovers in mason jars, making a perfect portion to warm up on the stovetop. If I’m on the go, I don’t mind having my soup at room temperature.
This week from our farm fresh bounty my soup included zucchini, green beans, red potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots and celery. I used a homemade chicken stock and vegetable stock or water will work too.
Below is the recipe.
Sunday’s Veggie Soup
Recipe created by: Amy Rupert Secol
yield: 6 servings
1 large onion, diced
6 carrots, 1 inch slices on the bias
6 stalks celery, 1 inch slices
4 red potatoes, 1 inch cubes
1 lb. green beans, 1 inch pieces
2 zucchinis, 1 inch slices
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart chicken stock
1 quart boiling water
Heat a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat.
Add the onions and sprinkle with salt. Cover and sweat for 5 minutes.
Add the carrots and celery and another sprinkle of salt. Cover and continue to sweat another 5 minutes.
Add the stock and water and bring to a low boil. Add the potatoes and a pinch of salt. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the green beans, zucchini, garlic and a pinch of salt and simmer 5 more minutes.
Check tenderness of vegetables and simmer a few more minutes if you want them softer.