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Hearty Vegetable Soup Recipe
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Hearty Vegetable Soup Recipe

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A friend gave me the idea to use V8 juice in soup recipes because it provides more flavor. This soup is great to make on a crisp autumn afternoon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups V8 juice
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 105 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 488 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the carrots, onions, celery and green pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 14-16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Vegetable Soup in Country August/September 2001, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 105 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 488 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"My family loved this soup!!! I usually double it to feed 6 of us and its never enough."

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Delicious added some roast chicken."

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"I am a noob when it comes to cooking. But I love to cook. This recipe was easy. I don't drink v8 juice so I didn't have any on hand, so I replaced it with a can of campbells tomato basil soup 1 lb. And I didn't add the thyme or majorym which I've never tasted. In the end it tasted really good!! Next time I'll add the majorym to taste it and see if it made a difference. I made garlic bread on the side too to pair up with the soup."

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"This is a wonderful soup! Great alone ... or as a soup/sandwich combo! I filled 5 quarts and then pureed the remainder and divided it between the 5 containers for some "thickness"."

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Excellent and easy to make. Great way to get kids to eat their veggies."

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