Saturday, March 1, 2014

Italian Vegetable Soup

We're still getting great veggies from the CSA and are trying ways to use them up. Here is another soup that will help you clean out the frig. It's very flavorful and filling and you can add or subtract based on what you have on hand.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 large stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup oil-cured sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon smoky paprika
  • 1 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and then sliced
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard, chopped
  • 1 small fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add onion and garlic and saute until golden.

Add the carrots, potatoes, celery, fennel and broth.

Add all of the tomato products, zucchini, chard and paprika. Simmer about 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Stir in the chard and cook about 10 minutes. Add parsley just before serving. If the soup gets too thick add  a small amount of water.


  1. This looks perfect for the rainy weather I've been getting. :9

    1. It is delicious and hearty. Hopefully your weather will improve soon. I hope you enjoy the soup if you make it. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Looks really yummy, and so flavorful too!

    1. It is very flavorful and easy to make. I hope you'll give it a try. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Nothing like a big pot of veggie soup!

    1. Thanks for dropping by, I hope you'll give the soup a try durin this (hopefully last) cool/cold spell.