Hearty Vegetable Soup Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 4 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups chopped cabbage
- 2 cups frozen cut green beans (about 8 ounces)
- 2 cups frozen peas (about 8 ounces)
- 1 cup frozen corn (about 5 ounces)
- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups water
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups V8 juice
- 1. In a stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute carrots, onions, celery and green pepper until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
- 2. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).
1 cup: 105 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Hearty Vegetable Soup
"This is a delicious, low calorie soup. I substituted 6 cups of beef broth and added an extra cup of V8 juice to give it more broth. It upped the servings to 18, so it didn't really change the calories per cup. I also added a 1/2 extra of each spice measurement to balance out the extra liquid used (used garlic salt instead of regular salt) and doubled the garlic. I added garlic salt, Lawry's season salt, pepper, worcestshire and balsamic vinegar to taste."
"This soup was delicious, I added red potatoes instead of the cabbage, this recipe is a keeper."
"My family loved this soup!!! I usually double it to feed 6 of us and its never enough."
"Delicious added some roast chicken."
"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."
"Excellent and easy to make. Great way to get kids to eat their veggies."
"Lots of flavor - will make again."
"I made this using Brussels sprouts cut in half because I didn't have any cabbage on hand. I threw in a couple diced tomatoes, seeds, skins and all. It was delicious, we will definitely have this again!!!"
"Great way to use fresh veggies"
"I was looking around the Internet for a good vegetable soup recipe and came across this one. It caught my attention because of the V8 juice ingredient. I just finished making it, and substituted chicken broth for the water and chicken bouillon. It is very tasty, just like I anticipated. It looks beautiful too, with all the colorful veggies in it. I will make this recipe again!"
"Just simply YUM!I used all can veges. because that's what I had on hand. I also changed up the beans and used kidney and black because I hate the other ones that was suggested. My house smells so good. Well gotta go and enjoy the wonderful fulfilling soup, well right after my mini corn muffins finish baking."
"I am writing this even before the soup is finished simmering because it was just that good. The only change I made was to substitute oregano for the marjoram (no majoram on hand). Oh, also, my husband forgot to get a green bell pepper. But I'm actually glad he forgot, because the flavor is perfect without it and I don't imagine it would taste better with it.So easy, so delicious. Thank you very much for posting this recipe."
"This was INCREDIBLE! I was actually done in 2 hours, but I let had it on warm all day. It was even better reheated after vacuum sealing it. I am Vegan, so I used all Cascadia Farms Organic frozen Vegetables and 2 Rapunzel Vegan Vegetable Bouillon Cubes in the 4 cups of water, replacing the chicken bouillon. Thanks so much for this GREAT recipe!"
"without a doubt the best veg. soup ever. I passed it out to friends and family and all raved and wanted the recipe.I would rate 10 stars if possible."