Sunday veggie soup

  • 1 can diced tomatoes, juice and all
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Handful baby carrots
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 c chicken broth (Knorr in a box)
  • 1/4 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 6 small new potatoes, halved
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large-ish pot over med-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened. Add garlic, cook for 30-40 seconds. Add the rest of the chopped vegetables, sauteing for a couple of minutes. Add thyme and salt and pepper.

Transfer all that to the slow cooker, add tomatoes and chicken stock. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Add beans 15 mins before you want to serve to heat through. Serve in big bowls with crusty buttered bread.

I have no idea what this is like yet, but I’m going to try it tomorrow. Really, I doubt you can go wrong with this recipe.

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6 thoughts on “Sunday veggie soup

  1. This is very similar to sort of an italian soup that is a staple at my house.

    We call it “strength soup”, both because it is very hearty and filling, but also to add attractiveness when the child was younger and pickier about boiled veggies. Raw veggies have never been a problem and even some preferred over candy.

    Materials
    1 Onion, chopped finely or coarsly after taste
    1 clover of garlic, pressed or finely chopped
    Oil or butter
    1 or 2 sticks of celery, rather fine bits
    1 can stewed tomatoes
    1 cup carrots in bite size chops
    1 liter chicken broth
    1 cup potatoes, peeled and in bite size chops
    1 cup cauliflower in bite size bits
    1 cup farfalle, or otherwisely shaped pasta in bite size pieces

    Method
    Onion and garlic fried for a bit in the oil and butter, celery added and all fried together until the onion is clear, lower the heat and put a lid on the pot to clear the onion without it getting brown.

    Tomated added, juice and all and perhaps mashed a bit with a fork.
    Carrots, potatoes and broth added and brought to boil, simmer for 10 minutes

    cauliflower and pasta added and boiled for additional 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

    Shredded parmesan liberally sprinkled on the bowl when served.

    Great with garlic bread and a light red wine.

    Celeryroot or parsleyroot can be added in the first boil and brokkoli when the pasta is almost tender ( 2 – 3 minutes boiled) for added variety.

  2. This is very similar to sort of an italian soup that is a staple at my house.We call it “strength soup”, both because it is very hearty and filling, but also to add attractiveness when the child was younger and pickier about boiled veggies. Raw veggies have never been a problem and even some preferred over candy.Materials1 Onion, chopped finely or coarsly after taste1 clover of garlic, pressed or finely choppedOil or butter1 or 2 sticks of celery, rather fine bits1 can stewed tomatoes1 cup carrots in bite size chops1 liter chicken broth1 cup potatoes, peeled and in bite size chops1 cup cauliflower in bite size bits1 cup farfalle, or otherwisely shaped pasta in bite size piecesMethodOnion and garlic fried for a bit in the oil and butter, celery added and all fried together until the onion is clear, lower the heat and put a lid on the pot to clear the onion without it getting brown.Tomated added, juice and all and perhaps mashed a bit with a fork.Carrots, potatoes and broth added and brought to boil, simmer for 10 minutescauliflower and pasta added and boiled for additional 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.Shredded parmesan liberally sprinkled on the bowl when served.Great with garlic bread and a light red wine.Celeryroot or parsleyroot can be added in the first boil and brokkoli when the pasta is almost tender ( 2 – 3 minutes boiled) for added variety.

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