PointsPlus Fresh Vegetable Soup Recipe

Fresh Vegetable Soup


  • medium-sized cloves garlic, minced
  • medium-sized carrots, diced
  • small zucchini, diced
  • 2 cups  cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups  Swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 cups  cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 cups  broccoli, cut into small florets
  • medium-sized onion, diced
  • medium-sized sweet red pepper, diced
  • medium-sized rib celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoons  thyme, chopped
  • 6 cups  vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons  parsley or chives, chopped
  •   Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons  lemon juice (optional)

Forget the all-you-can-eat soup bars whose soups often fall on the side of being bland or oversalted, but never quite right. Make your own soup at home, and your taste buds (and wallet) will thank you. There are so many variations on this recipe. Add or leave out vegetables to suit your taste. If you like thick soups, consider puréeing this recipe in the pot with an immersion blender.


Put the garlic, vegetables, thyme, and broth into a large soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partly covered, about 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley or chives and season with salt and pepper, to taste. If using, add the lemon juice. Remove from heat and serve.


Calories per serving:

31 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 6g 2%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 2g 9%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 3%
  • Sodium 253mg 11%
  • Calcium 36mg 4%
  • Magnesium 22mg 5%
  • Potassium 283mg 8%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 43mg 6%
  • Vitamin A 134µg 15%
  • Vitamin C 47mg 78%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 9%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 41µg 10%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 92µg 115%
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