Friday, October 22, 2010

Vegetable soup

What do you do on a gray October day? You make soup, silly! Delicious, healthy, vegetable soup. Its not exactly vegetarian, because it does have chicken broth. But, it is only about 100 calories a bowl, and delish! I have actually been making it every Friday, and eating it all week. I'm kind of addicted, truth be told.

So, if you want to make some of this delish, addicting, veggie soup for yourself, here's what I do. I can't actually call it a "recipe", because that would imply that there is actually an order to my madness. But here's what I do:

Assemble the ingredients. I use an entire box of Pomi, and an entire box of chicken broth. The olive oil is to drizzle on the zucchini and squash, which will be roasted in the oven. I'll show you that part in the next picture.

I sliced up 4 zucchini and 4 small squash, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and the broil for about 10 minutes in the oven (or until the edges begin to turn brown).
Next, I chop 4 large carrots, a small head of cabbage, one medium onion, and some fresh green beans. Delish!
Then comes the hard part: dumping it all into the pot. I added a bit more salt and pepper, parsley, Italian seasoning, and celery salt. Heavy on the celery salt. Then, it simmers together for about 45 minutes (I like my carrots still pretty firm).

I tried adding some small shell pasta once, but didn't love it that way. I prefer it just all veggie! mmmmmm.


Jen said...

Looks yummy! I will have to try it. Thanks!

Jen said...

I am making that as soon as Texas realizes that fall weather is supposed to be cool!

carrie said...

Yummy! I love to make soup...and this looks like a good recipe. I'll have to make it this week. I love zuccini and squash. :o)

Omgirl said...

I'm not a soup fan. I always make a huge mess of it. But I love the veggies in this. I really need more veggies in my diet. And oven roasted zucchini sound so good!

Lynita said...

That looks so yummy, but I bet I am the only one in my house who would eat it!