Simple Vegetable Soup

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I made a very simple vegetable soup today.

After all the holiday feasting, this is exactly what my stomach craves these days.

This soup is so healthy.

And so soothing.

And so simple.

Aah…

And perfect for a cool, rainy winter’s day – just like the one we are having here today.

 

I make this kind of soup quite often, varying the ingredients depending on what’s there in my fridge or what I feel like adding in.

Today I used broccoli, carrot, and parsnip.

And I loved it.

 

 

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Here’s what we need.

 

 

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1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the chopped onions and sweat until they begin to soften, approximately 5-7 minutes.

 

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2. Peel and mince the garlic and add it to the onions. Sweat for about 30 seconds.

 
 

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3. Add the vegetables.

 

 

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4. Add the vegetable stock.

 
 

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5. Finally, add the chopped parsley and the ground black pepper.

 

 

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6. Stir, cover, increase the heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce the heat and cook until the vegetables are fork tender. Approximately 25-30 minutes.

 
 

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Then enjoy your healthy treat!

 

Do you have your traditional vegetable soup recipes, dear friends? What goes in it? Do tell!

Love,
Petra

5 Responses to Simple Vegetable Soup

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    Caroline says:

    I so agree that vegetable soup is what the stomach craves at this time of year, for all sorts of reasons! I make soup several times a week, have a bowl almost every single day. My favourite is potato and leek, which I make with a lot of added cress which gives more bite (flavour wise, not for the teeth!).
    We seem to be very alike, cooking and knitting all the time (see my blog above, and http://crafthanded.wordpress.com), and living under rain! I really love your blog and its wonderful photos.

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    zoomyummy says:

    Hi Caroline!

    Potato and leek, yum, sounds like a wonderful dream!

    We sure seem alike. I like your blog a lot – you have such creative and cute ideas!

    I am really glad you visit this place!

    Love,

    Petra

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    Dena says:

    Happy New Year, Petra:
    Your soup looks delicious and just right for after the holidays. In answer to your question, yes, I have several traditional soup recipes. I always start with the basics: onions, garlic and stock. Then the rest is based on the season. Here are the links to a couple of my favorite soup recipes:
    Rich Lentil Soup:
    http://www.gathering-flavors.com/2012/01/amalfi-coast-rich-lentil-soup.html
    Harvest Minestrone Soup
    http://www.gathering-flavors.com/2011/09/harvest-minestrone-soup.html
    Butternut Squash Soup
    http://www.gathering-flavors.com/2011/10/autumn-butternut-squash-soup-with.html

    Dena

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    Halyma says:

    Hey Petra, Halyma here from Hunza,Pakistan. I like your recipes its so easy to cook. I want to share our traditional soups and dishes.

    Love,
    Halyma

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