Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup
I submitted this recipe to a local newspaper and won first prize. I make this hearty soup whenever my family needs a good dose of veggies. —Jody Saulnier, Woodstock, New Hampshire
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 large carrots, sliced
- 1 pound red potatoes (about 3 medium), cubed
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes in sauce
- 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium yellow summer squash, halved and sliced
- 1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and carrots; cook and stir until onions are tender, 4-6 minutes. Add potatoes and cook 2 minutes. Stir in water, tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes and carrots are tender, 8-10 minutes.
- Add yellow squash and zucchini; cook until vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes longer. Serve or, if desired, puree mixture in batches, adding additional broth until desired consistency is achieved.