PointsPlus Fresh Vegetable Soup Recipe

PointsPlus Fresh Vegetable Soup Recipe
Staff Writer
Fresh Vegetable Soup

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Fresh Vegetable Soup

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
123µg
18%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
19mg
25%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
68mg
7%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
71mg
10%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
358mg
24%
Water
169g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Vegetable Soup Shopping Tip

Buy fresh herbs and spices to season your soup; fresh garlic, parsley, and thyme will enhance the flavor without being overpowering.

Vegetable Soup Cooking Tip

Most soups are better the day after they are made. If possible refrigerate your soup overnight before serving.