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Healthy & Hearty Vegetable Soup
On a cold crisp day there is nothing that makes you feel warmer inside than a great bowl of soup. This bowl of hearty and healthy fresh vegetable soup is full of flavor and easy to put together. It will leave you feeling warm and satisfied and give you a healthy new start to the weekend.
Servings Prep Time
8People 20minutes
Cook Time
2Hours
Servings Prep Time
8People 20minutes
Cook Time
2Hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add 2 tablespoons of Olive oil to a large dutch oven over medium heat on the stove.
  2. dice up the onion and add into the olive oil and sauté for a couple of minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. While the onion is cooking, peel and chop the carrots and chop the celery. Add the carrots and celery to the pot and continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Mince the garlic and add to the pot and cook for another minute. Do let the garlic burn at this point or the soup will have a bitter taste.
  5. Add the Stock and water into the pot.
  6. Peel and dice the potatoes into a half inch dice and add them to the pot. Next trim the ends off of the green beans cut in half and add them to the pot as well. I do these two first as they take the longest to cook.
  7. Chop the tomatoes and remove the corn kernels from the cob and add them to the pot as well. Then dump in the pease.
  8. Remove the thyme leaves from about five sprigs and give them a rough chop and add to the pot as well. bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Taste for salt and pepper to you liking. I added about a tsp of salt and a tsp and a half of pepper. I really like the peppery bite that it brings to the broth.
  9. Put the lid on and simmer until the potatoes and beans are tender. this only takes a little over an hour, but I let mine simmer for two hours to get the broth to pick up all of the vegetable goodness.
Recipe Notes

You can certainly add frozen vegetables for any of the fresh ones that I used, but for the best taste use fresh if you can get them.