Basic Vegetable Soup

Basic Vegetable Soup Recipe

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3 c
beef broth
2 c
1 c
tomato juice
carrots, chopped
onion, chopped
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


  • 1Use 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.
  • 2Melt 4 tablespoons butter in skillet.
  • 3Add the chopped green peppers, carrots, celery and onion.
  • 4Saute on low heat until vegetables are softened and onion browned lightly.
  • 5Add this to the broth mixture which has been placed in a large, heavy pan with lid.
  • 6Add to this the potatoes, green beans, lima beans
    and corn.
  • 7Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes or until all the vegetables are done.
  • 8Add the salt and pepper.
  • 9Remove about 2 cups of the mixture and put into
  • 10Puree this mixture and return to pot with rest of soup.
  • 11Turn off heat and cover soup.
  • 12Best if allowed to set for up to 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 13Since this is a basic recipe for soup, you can add the vegetables you prefer and follow the directions above to finish the soup.
  • 14Some suggestions: Add bay leaf, shredded cabbage, chopped zucchini, diced turnips, fresh tomatoes, okra or parsley.
  • 15For added nutrition, serve with a sprinkling of lowfat cheese on the hot soup.
  • 16Also 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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