April 29, 2010

Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup


Is it still a bit chilly where you live?
If so, this is an easy and yummy soup to make ~ full of goodness and flavour!
Even if warmer weather is upon you, this soup
will not heat up your kitchen too much as it is quickly made and does not require all-day simmering.
You could even whip it up on the side burner of your BBQ and eat out of doors.
Whatever the case, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we do!

13 cups Water
2 cups cut Green Beans (frozen)
2 cups kernel Corn (frozen)
4 small Red Potatoes, chopped
6 stalks Celery, diced
1 bunch Asparagus, diced
1 yellow Pepper, chopped
2 large Yellow Onions, diced
4 Carrots, thinly sliced
1 head of Broccoli, chopped
3 Tbsp. Oil (I use Olive)
2 Tbsp. Soya Sauce
6 cubes Vegetable Stock (I use organic, no MSG)
2 tsp. Salt (I omit ~ check to see if it's needed)
1 tsp. Dried Oregano leaves
4 dashes Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Garlic Powder

Heat oil in large pot and saute onion until softened.
Add all remaining ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil.
(I usually keep the broccoli and asparagus out of the pot
until the last 5 minutes of cooking so they don't get overcooked).
Reduce heat and simmmer 20 minutes.
Remove 3 cups of the soup and puree ~
return to pot, stir and serve.
(I just stick my hand blender right in the pot and
blend until it looks about "right")

~ ENJOY! ~

9 comments:

J said...

Asparagus in vegetable soup!!! Why haven't I thought of that? We LOVE asparagus! I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Farmer said...

Our weather has been rather fickle of late! One day nice and sunny, the next rain and wind. Well, that's spring, I guess!
I like homemade soup even in the hot weather. My Grandpa always said the hot soup made you hot inside so the weather felt cooler on the outside! Makes sence to me! ;~P
Blessings!

Nadine said...

Looks yummy - full of good veggies! Thank you for sharing the reicpe!

Lady Farmer is right about our crazy spring weather - sunny one moment, stormy the next! :)

Blessings!
~Nadine

His bondservant said...

Camille,

Our weather has been beautiful! But as good as this soup looks...it would be welcome anytime. Thanks so much for sharing.

God bless,
Jackie

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe Camille! I love Vegetable Soup and this one sounds delicious, especially on a day like today which is snowing :(

Have a blessed weekend!

Sharon

Camille said...

J ~ Oh you must try if you like asparagus...it's yummy! :)

Raeann ~ We live just North of Seattle in Canada...so it's *spring* here too...lots of odd weather! :) We had roast chicken for dinner tonight and it was not out of place at all! Funny...soup in the summer has not been something I have done before, but by fall I am SO ready!

Jackie ~ Enjoy your lovely weather...it is a real treat after the winter months! Before long we will all be in the thick of the warm weather and longing for some *wintery* comfort food. Funny how that works hey? :)

Sharon ~ SNOW?! Oh. Dear. Did you make some soup? That would go down well on a snowy day...I heartily agree! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Nadine ~ I do hope you will try it...so easy and so good! I agree on the weather...it is crazy! :)

Camille said...

Oops...just noticed that I signed off between Sharon and Nadine...those blessings are for all of you! ;-)

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

This sounds yummy. I never think to put broccoli in my soup, unless it is cream of broccoli soup. Or asparagus for that matter. I think I need to step outside the box!! I think chicken broth would be good too, yes? I rarely have veggie stock on hand. I made it one time and it was sort of boring. I don't think I could be a vegetarian, I like my meat! ;-)

Have a lovely weekend, friend.

Camille said...

Hi Michelle! Oh YES...chicken stock would be WONDERFUL in this...homemade of course! I agree with you on the meat...it definitely adds to the experience. :)

Have a blessed LORD's Day!
Love,
Camille