Basic Vegetable Soup

Basic Vegetable Soup Recipe

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  • 3 c
    beef broth
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    tomato juice
  • 2
  • 3
    carrots, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c
    green beans, chopped
  • 1/2 can(s)
    lima beans
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Basic Vegetable Soup


  1. Use about 6 cups liquid; You may mix chicken and beef broth (canned lowfat, not bouillon cubes) with water and tomato juice or vegetable juice cocktail to suit your tastes.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in skillet.
  3. Add the chopped green peppers, carrots, celery and onion.
  4. Saute on low heat until vegetables are softened and onion browned lightly.
  5. Add this to the broth mixture which has been placed in a large, heavy pan with lid.
  6. Add to this the potatoes, green beans, lima beans
    and corn.
  7. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes or until all the vegetables are done.
  8. Add the salt and pepper.
  9. Remove about 2 cups of the mixture and put into
  10. Puree this mixture and return to pot with rest of soup.
  11. Turn off heat and cover soup.
  12. Best if allowed to set for up to 1 hour to blend flavors.
  13. Since this is a basic recipe for soup, you can add the vegetables you prefer and follow the directions above to finish the soup.
  14. Some suggestions: Add bay leaf, shredded cabbage, chopped zucchini, diced turnips, fresh tomatoes, okra or parsley.
  15. For added nutrition, serve with a sprinkling of lowfat cheese on the hot soup.
  16. Also good sprinkled with toasted croutons. This stores very well in refrigerator and is actually improved with time.

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Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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