Pot Luck Vegetable Soup

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Have you ever gone into the pantry and constructed something out of whatever you had on hand? Of course you have… we’ve all done that at one time or another.

This recipe came from what I had on hand… all fresh ingredients. According to one of my guests, it has a very robust flavor, and another guest said that you don't miss the meat.

Since I made this up on the spur of the moment. I don’t have a lot of photos; however, I do have enough to get the idea across.

I can just see this soup bubbling away on a crisp Autumn evening.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

3 or 4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

PHASE ONE

2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 medium
bell pepper (green or red), chopped, about 4 ounces
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped, about 3 ounces
1 small
yellow onion, chopped, about 6 ounces
2 medium
carrots, peeled and chopped, about 4 ounces
salt, kosher variety, to taste

PHASE TWO

1 tsp
fresh thyme, just the leaves, chopped
1 tsp
fresh dill, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced

PHASE THREE

2 large
tomatoes, blanched, skinned, and chopped, about 16 ounces
2 large
potatoes, golden variety, chopped, about 16 ounces
1 c
peas
2 c
chicken, or vegetable broth
2 c
filtered water
1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes, or to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
salt, kosher variety, to taste

PHASE FOUR

12 oz
chopped frozen spinach
1 tsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Directions Step-By-Step

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PREP/PREPARE
2
Place the olive oil into a large heavy-bottomed pot (Dutch oven), over medium heat.
3
Add all the veggies from PHASE ONE, along with a generous pinch of salt.
4
Cook the veggies until they begin to soften, about 5 to 7 minutes.
5
Add the ingredients from PHASE TWO, and continue to cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
6
Add the ingredients from PHASE THREE, and allow the soup to simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
7
Chef’s Note: At this time season with salt and pepper, to taste.
8
Add the ingredients from PHASE FOUR, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until the spinach is tender.
9
Chef’s Note: Do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
10
PLATE/PRESENT
11
Serve in nice bowls, along with some crackers or crusty bread. Enjoy.
12
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American