Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Soup is good food, especially when you talk about this nutritious vegetable soup. When you're trying to get your "five-a-day," this adds up to one great dish. Veg out tonight! 

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8 servings

Ingredients

1 tsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 medium leeks, white part only, chopped

2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise, then sliced

1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise, then sliced

1 cup frozen peas

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried thyme

6 cups fat-free, low sodium vegetable or chicken broth

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


Methods/steps

Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium heat. Sauté garlic, onions, celery, leeks and carrots until softened, about 6-7 minutes. Add zucchini and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Add peas, sprinkle dried herbs, and stir for 1 minute. Add broth. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add spinach and fresh parsley; stir and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with a little Kosher salt and black pepper to taste.


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