Bursting with Flavor Garden Veggie Soup

Julia Locante


I made this soup as an improvisation on Dr. Oz's Garden Vegetable Soup (from "YOU! on a Diet"). I just used what I had on hand and it turned out so delicious, I just had to share! I've made similar veggie soups before and they tasted less than great, so I wanted to share this one that is bursting with flavor, nutrition, and a little bit of spice. Enjoy!!!

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about 10
15 Min
45 Min


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1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 bunch
sliced green onions, green part discarded
5 clove
garlic, sliced
carrots, sliced into coins
baby bella mushrooms, sliced
small head or 1/2 large head cabbage, sliced thinly
1 can(s)
rotel tomatoes with chilis, undrained
1 can(s)
tomato soup
8 c
broth (i used penzeys beef broth; to make vegetarian use vegetable broth)
1 Tbsp
penzeys mural of flavor seasoning or any other salt-free herb blend
1 c
diced cooked chicken, beef, or pork (optional)
1 bunch
collard greens or kale
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Bursting with Flavor Garden Veggie Soup


  • 1Heat olive oil in Dutch oven or large pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, or until a tiny bit of brown crust begins to form on bottom of pan.
  • 2Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cabbage and cook for 5 more minutes. The pan/Dutch oven will look too full to possibly fit any more ingredients, but the cabbage will cook way down when you add liquid.
  • 3Add can of tomatoes with chilis, tomato soup, and 8 cups of broth. I used Penzeys beef broth (8 cups water, 4 teaspoons beef base)and it was fantastic. Add 1 cup cooked meat (I used chicken breast meat). To keep it vegetarian, use vegetable broth and omit meat. I do not recommend using water.
  • 4Add your Mural of Flavor or other herb blend and stir well. Let simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until cabbage begins to soften.
  • 5After cleaning your collards or kale, tear into small pieces and add to soup. I like to add these now to avoid them getting overcooked. Stir well and cook for additional 10 minutes.
  • 6Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!!!

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About Bursting with Flavor Garden Veggie Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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