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Summer Vegetable Soup Recipe

Summer Vegetable Soup Recipe

This vegetable soup is loaded with garden goodness, from zucchini and green beans to celery and potato, but it's the turmeric that gives it a tasty new twist. —Edith Ruth Muldoon, Baldwin, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 small onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled red potato
  • 1/2 cup cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the next eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Stir in celery leaves and tomato paste. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 210 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1128mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 13g protein.

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FACSteacher User ID: 759865 252731
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"I loved this soup and only gave it 4 stars because I modified it and didn't stick with the recipe "as written". I added a little orange pepper, garlic with the onion, chopped celery instead of leaves, 1/4 tsp. ground mustard, 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning, and sprinkled a little cooked bacon on top because I was hungry for bacon. I also skipped the tomato paste. I love recipes like this that allow the cook to interchange vegetables to personal preference and I agree that the turmeric gives it a great flavor and color! I'll keep this one for sure!"

walkerjo User ID: 7514182 232109
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"Tumeric gives broth a nice flavor."

laurietexasnana User ID: 8483118 231797
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Very tasty. I love the idea of using my veggies from my garden. Nice and fresh, smells great cooking on the stove."

shuffcow User ID: 7294256 231752
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"I made this as directed except that I used chick peas instead of white beans, and I used fresh herbs from my garden for the seasoning. Next time I will make it a little spicier but it was delicious. I like it cold on hot , humid summer days."

sauceysandy User ID: 7765046 112998
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"Delicious! I made this soup for meatless Monday. I followed the recipe to a T and It was a big hit. I will make this again and again. Thanks!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 79985
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"We had this for dinner tonight. Delish!!!!"

thriftymom36 User ID: 7116413 87083
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"Great soup! Used canned petite tomatoes & frozen mixed vegetables in place of of tomato & green beans. Didn't have any turmeric but added minced garlic to onions. Delicious will make again."

minnesotadeb User ID: 5841319 53327
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"this looks great and I'm going to try it today ... but I want to know if it will freeze well for enjoying this fall/winter???? I'll upgrade my review after trying the recipe ... :)"

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 53326
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"Great summer veggie soup! I omitted potatoes and added thin sliced carrots. Then 10 mins before done added baby shell pasta. Delicious!"

ErinBelzile User ID: 7754032 129910
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"Seriously anybody who doesn't read how people change/add/delete things from a recipe is losing out I get a lot of good ideas from people who share their changes they made. "

Thebird User ID: 71667 63306
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"I haven't tried the recipe. It looks good though."

ApotheKerri User ID: 7825535 112993
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

" To become a good cook, you have to learn to expand on recipes to make them your own. Try it! The purpose of reviews is not to just say whether or not it was good, but to share ideas of how to modify/expand it. "

misskathyann User ID: 7238688 87073
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"the soup was good. I always alter a recipe and love the reviews where people say what they have done to add to it. "

kitchey User ID: 3750980 42260
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"I made this yesterday, with a few alterations. I used canned whole tomatoes, in place of the fresh tomato/tomato paste...and chopped carrots in place of potato. Also added a bit of curry powder. Excellent soup! I fixed hot garlic bread and a cheese plate....cole slaw as a salad..."

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