Winter Veggie Soup

There is something kind of wonderful about spending a weekend afternoon at home and crafting up a warm soup in your kitchen during the winter. Here is an easy vegetable soup recipe that is guaranteed to make your home smell amazing and keep you toasty on a cold blustery day! To enhance the flavor of this soup try using locally grown vegetables whenever you can!

Loaded Vegetable Soup Courtesy of Food, Fit, Fabulous! 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, cut into coins
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups winter squash, cubed
  • 3 cups, trimmed and chopped green beans
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini, cut in half diagonally and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Optional shaved or grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and translucent, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage, squash, green beans, tomatoes and basil. Stir to combine and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Add broth and bring to a simmer, cover, lower heat and cook for 20 minutes. Add zucchini and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until zucchini is cooked through. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan is desired.

Add-Ins…

Freshly shredded cheese, goat cheese, a few sunflower seeds, and more fresh basil.

Serve in a whole grain bread bowl an extra treat!

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