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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 Apr. 8, 2015

"I used regular tomato juice, omitted the marjoram and thyme and put one cup dry pasta in place of the cabbage and the pasta cooked right in the soup. Delicious!"

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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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