Pot Luck Vegetable Soup

Andy Anderson !


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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3 or 4
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top




  • 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

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

  • 2 large
    tomatoes, blanched, skinned, and chopped, about 16 ounces
  • 2 large
    potatoes, golden variety, chopped, about 16 ounces
  • 1 c
  • 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

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

How to Make Pot Luck Vegetable Soup


  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.
  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 Pot Luck Vegetable Soup

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

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