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Summer's Bounty Soup Recipe

Summer's Bounty Soup Recipe

Lots of wonderfully fresh-tasting vegetables are showcased in this chunky soup sent by Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn of Northampton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great way to use up summer's excess produce," she explains. "And it's so versatile—you can add or delete just about any vegetable."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 7 hours YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups halved fresh green beans
  • 2 small zucchini, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, cubed
  • 4 small carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cubed peeled eggplant
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium V8 juice

Directions

  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 14 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 67 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 vegetable.