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  • Vegetable soup

This soup is not only delicious, but also healthy and low in fat. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

72 people made this

IngredientsServes: 8

  • 275g chopped baby carrots
  • 2 baking potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 (410g) tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 225g fresh green beans, cut into 1.25cm pieces
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • 475ml water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 pinch sage, rubbed
  • 1 pinch dried thyme leaves
  • salt to taste

MethodPrep:25min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Extra time:1hr55min › Ready in:3hr50min

  1. Combine the baby carrots, potatoes, onion, celery, beans, cabbage, tomatoes, green beans, chicken stock, vegetable stock, water, basil, sage, thyme and salt in a large pot; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 90 minutes.

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Reviews in English (55)

by Lansie

I love this vegetable soup, but I might have changed it so much it's not quite this recipe. This recipe was the inspiration: I used 2 cans of low salt, low fat chicken stock; 4 c. water; about 6 smallish carrots; 4 stalks of celery, peeled; 2 pinches of dried basil; 2 pinches of dried thyme; a few sprinkles of an onion-based salt-substitute; the liquid from a can of stewed tomatoes; 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed. Boil/simmer this for 30 min. Then added 1 head of cabbage, chopped; the stewed tomatoes; 2 roma tomatoes, quartered; bunch of green beans (1-2 cups?); bunch of crimini mushrooms (1/2 cup?); 1 cut zucchini. Cook for 30 min. more. Add kale, cook for about 10 min. Good soup, or how to get rid of all the veggies in your fridge -- in a good way :-)-25 Oct 2009

by Cooking Thyme

Very good recipe, this has to be healthy. I made this last night and went by the recipe and it was great, probably the best vegetable soup I have had. Thanks for the recipe.-20 Jun 2009

by Christine

This is a great back to basics recipe, which is why I'm giving it a 5-star. It was just what I was looking for. There are so many ways you can expand upon it and still end up with a good tasting, healthy recipe. I changed things up, according to what was in my refrigerator/garden. Added fresh zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro. Didn't have green beans or Great Northern beans. Shredded a couple of chicken breasts and tossed them in, just because I'm feeding youngsters who need the protein. Served with grated cheese, rolls, and sour cream. Very satisfying meal. May try ground turkey next time. Thank You!-28 Sep 2009

Healthy Vegetable Soup

Need a Healthy Vegetable Soup to warm your bones this winter? This hearty soup with quinoa and chickpeas has you covered (and takes just under 30 minutes to make!).

  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Veggies: Onion, Celery, Bell peppers, Asparagus, zucchini, fresh or frozen corn, and tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Wholewheat pasta of choice
  • Chickpeas (15 oz) rinsed and drained
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Bay Leaf
  • Kosher salt
  • Heat olive oil in a large, thick-bottomed pot on medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and bell pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes until softened.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for a minute more, until fragrant.
  • Next, add the stock, bay leaf, thyme, vinegar and bring to a simmer, then add the zucchini, asparagus, corn, tomatoes, chickpeas, and pasta
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables and the pasta are cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs of choice and enjoy!

Vegetable Soup Preparation

There is little preparation to making this soup except gathering ingredient and adding them to a large pot:

  1. Diced tomatoes
  2. 16 ounce bag of mixed vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn, peas)
  3. Vegetable broth
  4. Onion
  5. Celery
  6. Bay leaf (adding bay leaf is what MAKES THIS SO GOOD!)
  7. Lemon
  8. Salt & pepper to season
  9. Cumin
  10. Fresh vibrant parsley

The ingredients are already prepped except for the onion and celery. Chop the onion and celery and add all of the ingredients to a large pot. Cover and turn the heat to high until it starts to bubble on the sides. When that happens turn the heat down to medium and cover for about 20-30 minutes to until the vegetables are soft.

Ways to use this soup

Serve this soup in various forms! Add beans, gluten-free pasta noodles and/or cheese and turn it into an Italian vegetable soup. You can serve it for dinner by itself or with cheese quesadillas, fresh bread, or grilled cheese. Leftovers can be packed for school lunches the next day.

Our family loves tomato based dishes and we are all BIG fans of this hearty vegetable soup and I know you will love it too! It is also vegan and caters to most specialized diets if you have an dietary concerns.

This soup is so good we even had it again last night?!

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How to make clear soup

11. Add 1 tbsp oil and saute 1 teaspoon each of chopped ginger & garlic for a minute. If you prefer to make it without oil then just skip the oil. Pour the stock, ginger & garlic and the veggies. Simmer until they are slightly tender.

12. Then add mushrooms and saute well until a nice aroma comes out. You can also skip mushrooms here and just add some carrots, beans, sweet corn and peas.

14. Simmer and boil until the mushrooms are done to your liking. Then add the spring onion greens. Add some salt if you prefer. Some restaurants serve it with soya sauce.

Serve clear soup hot with some fried noodles or fried rice. You can also simply add some boiled noodles to the soup and have.

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  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1 x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


  • 6 carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 3 celery stalks (roughly chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large potato (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 large red onion (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 – 10 cups of vegetable broth


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originally published August 10, 2013 &mdash last updated February 28, 2020 // 3 Comments

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3 Comments on &ldquoBlended Vegetable Soup Recipe&rdquo

I’d like To partially Cook my vegetables
in the microwave and then put them into hot broth for further flavor. Then I can use the immersion blender

Made this last night….soooo good. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!

This is our kind of soup! I bet my husband would love it as well, because I already know I would. Tasty and healthy!


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