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Summer Garden Soup

 Summer Garden Soup
This soup is very tasty, and the best part is that all of the main ingredients come straight from my garden. It's even good when served chilled.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh dill or pinch dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini or yellow summer squash

Directions

  • In large saucepan, saute onion in oil until onion is tender. Add
  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, beans, basil,
  • tarragon, dill, salt if desired and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add
  • the broth, peas and zucchini; simmer for 5-10 minutes or until
  • vegetables are crisp-tender. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth and without salt) equals 86 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.