Are you looking for a wholesome and satisfying meal that can warm you up on chilly nights? Look no further than this delicious recipe for veggie soup from AddM3! This spicy, bursting-with-flavour soup can be made with whatever veggies you have lurking in the crisper and pantry. My favourite combination of veggies is broccoli (rich in immune-boosting vitamin C), butternut squash, carrots, and frozen green beans, and I’ve detailed the amounts I use in my recipe below.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s hearty and filling
- Packed with nutritious vegetables
- Perfect for any season
- Easy to customize
- Made with simple ingredients
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- 1 medium onion, diced (about 2 cups/500 mL)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 – 3.5 cups chopped mixed vegetables*
- My favorite combo: Broccoli florets (1 small head or about 2 heaping cups), peeled + chopped butternut squash (1/2 small), sliced or diced carrot (3 large), frozen green beans** (~1 cup)
- *Note: For best results choose dense/starchy veggies like sweet potato/yam/squash/carrot/potato/etc. rather than delicate varieties like zucchini/tomatoes/bell peppers/mushrooms.
- **If using canned or fresh green beans add them towards the end of cooking as they are already cooked through.
How To Make This Recipe
- In a large pot over medium heat add oil, onion & garlic & pinches of sea salt & black pepper.saute until softened.Add broth followed by your chosen vegetables.Bring to boil then reduce to simmer and cook for 15-25 minutes,until all veggies are softened.
- Remove from the heat and allow it to cool slightly before puréeing with an immersion blender or transferring in batches to a blender.
- Return soup back to the pot & toss in some spinach,(which will wilt quickly) if desired.Taste & season accordingly
Cooking Time and Temperature Guidelines
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 20-30 minutes
- Total time: 30-40 minutes
- For best results always use fresh ingredients but frozen vegetables can also work as they are flash-frozen at their peak freshness.
- Use an immersion blender to puree in the pot easily otherwise transfer small batches into a blender (careful, hot liquids expand when blended so fill only half way).
- If you prefer a thicker texture add potato/farro/brown rice/quinoa/lentils/barley etc.
- Himalayan salt/black pepper/red chili flakes/smoked paprika/thyme/fresh lemon juice/curry powder/turmeric/miso / nutritional yeast
- This recipe works great with any leftover veggies you have on-hand, just make sure to use dense/starchy veggies rather than delicate ones like zucchini or tomatoes.
- To turn this vegetable soup into more of a stew-like meal simply add cooked farro, brown rice, quinoa, lentils or barley towards the end of cooking.
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
Immersion Blender or Blender
To Sum Up:
With its easy-to-find ingredients and customizable flavor options,this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves hearty yet healthy soups that can be served year-round.Serve them as your cozy weeknight dinner now!
Here are three popular FAQs with answers for “Satisfy Your Cravings with Wholesome Veggie Soups”:
Q: Are these soup recipes suitable for a vegan diet?
A: Yes, all the soup recipes in this blog post are plant-based and free from animal-derived ingredients, making them suitable for vegans.
Q: Can I freeze these soups for later use?
A: Absolutely! These soups are perfect for meal prep and can be frozen for up to 3 months. Let the soups cool completely before dividing them into airtight containers or freezer bags and placing them in the freezer. When ready to reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge or defrost in a microwave-safe dish using the defrost setting.
Q: Can I substitute certain vegetables if I don’t have access to some of the ones listed in the recipes?
A: Yes, you can definitely customize these soup recipes by substituting vegetables to your liking or availability. Keep in mind that different vegetables may require varying cooking times, so adjust accordingly. You can also experiment with adding different herbs and spices to make each recipe unique and flavorful!