Homemade Vegetable Soup

January 25, 2023

A complete healing soup is in front of you. This Homemade Vegetable Soup is a hearty and healthy dish for cold winter days.

Vegetable soup is made by boiling fresh and seasonal vegetables such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, and greens such as cabbage or spinach in broth. Most winter vegetables you can think of are among those that add flavor to this soup. This soup, which is rich in vitamins and minerals, will be the favorite of everyone from seven to seventy.

Try this soup recipe, which is a practical and delicious way to use vegetables in the refrigerator. You can serve a bowl of vegetable soup with salads or sandwiches.

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Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 45 mins

Tips

  • Use fresh vegetables. Seasonal vegetables make the soup more delicious.
  • Use a variety of vegetables. You can choose different vegetables such as carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and green beans.
  • Use quality broth: The quality of the broth you use affects the flavor of the soup.
  • You can use chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of broth.
  • Use fresh lemon juice or vinegar.
  • You can also use sweet potatoes or pumpkin instead of carrots.
  • Instead of cabbage, you can use green leafy vegetables such as spinach or chard.
  • You can add vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, or celery. Roast all the vegetables before adding them to the recipe. This will soften the vegetables.
  • You can add grains such as rice and quinoa to the recipe.
  • Add fresh herbs and spices such as thyme, parsley, or cumin.
  • You can add a spoonful of flour or cornstarch to thicken the soup.
  • You can also make a roux to thicken the soup. Prepare a roux with butter, flour, and milk. You can take a look at our article, "How to Make a Roux?"
  • If the soup is too watery, add more vegetables.
  • If the consistency of the soup is too thick, add vegetable broth.
  • For a creamier consistency, you can add some cream to the soup before serving.
  • Add fresh herbs or spices such as thyme, rosemary, or coriander.
  • To make this recipe spicy, use cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • Use vegetable broth or water instead of broth to make the recipe vegan.
  • Serve the vegetable soup with croutons or fresh parsley.
  • Blend the soup for a creamy and smooth texture.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts and boil in broth. Let the soup simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Season it with salt and black pepper.
  4. After cooking, pass it through the food processor.
  5. Serve with lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Vegetable Soup
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g7.7%
Sodium 633 mg27.5%
Protein 20.3 g40.6%
Potassium 921 mg19.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Vegetable Soup?

Vegetable soup is made by cooking vegetables in vegetable broth. It is usually gluten-free. However, if you're buying ready-made broth or vegetable broth, it may contain gluten.

Veggie soup is made with seasonal vegetables. Different vegetables can be used, such as carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and green beans. You can also add grains such as quinoa and chickpeas.

What To Serve with Vegetable Soup?

This homemade vegetable soup is a hearty meal on its own. This vegetable soup can be served as a starter for dinner. Sprinkle croutons and grated cheese on top to add flavor and texture to the soup. This soup goes well with a grilled cheese sandwich. It can also be served with dishes such as grilled meat and salad.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Vegetable Soup:

How To Store Vegetable Soup?

You can store homemade vegetable soup in the refrigerator or freezer.

How Long Does Vegetable Soup Last in the Refrigerator? You can store this homemade vegetable soup in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow the soup to cool completely before storing. Then put them in containers and store them in the refrigerator.

Can Vegetable Soup Be Frozen? Yes. This vegetable soup can be frozen. To freeze vegetable soup, cool the soup completely before freezing. Then freeze in freezer-proof bags for up to 1 month. Discard the soup if there are any signs of spoilage, such as a foul odor or discoloration.

How To Reheat Vegetable Soup? To reheat this soup, transfer it to the refrigerator the night before. Warm on the stove on low heat or in the microwave.

If you have added dairy products such as cream or cheese to the soup, consume it immediately. Otherwise, the soup will not freeze well and may separate during reheating.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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