Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 large Onion, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced
3 medium Carrots, chopped
3 Celery Stalks, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped with juice reserved
1 medium Zucchini, cut into half moons
1 cup Green Beans, trimmed to 1 inch pieces
3-4 handfuls Kale or other leafy green such as Chard or Bok Choy, chopped into small pieces
6 cups water
3/4 Tbsp. fresh Thyme, chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh Oregano, chopped (or 1/2 Tbsp. dried)
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground Black Pepper

1) In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. 
2) Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. 
3) Add the tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, water, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano; stir and bring to a boil. 
4)Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the soup for 10 minutes. 
5) Add the chopped kale or other leafy greens and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 
6) Season to taste with the salt and pepper.

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