Monday, 25 July 2016

Summer Vegetable Soup

This is my BFF's receipe, I like a lot more salt than she does but this is great vegetable rich soup. Add any other vegetables you like of course. I also enjoyed it with pasta!

Summer Vegetable Soup


2 Tbls coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1-2 carrots, sliced into thin rounds
2 stalks of celery, chopped
6 small red potatoes, quartered
1 yellow squash, halved length ways then sliced
1 zucchini, halved length ways then sliced
1500g/53 oz chopped or crushed tomatoes, blended smooth
1500g/53 oz water
8-10 brown mushrooms, sliced
1/2 bunch kale or spinach
1/2 bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped
2 Tbls Rosemary, finely chopped
2 Tbls thyme, finely chopped
salt to taste


On a medium heat cook onions and garlic in oil until onion is clear.
Add peppers, carrots and celery and cook for a few minutes.
Salt as you go and add more at the end to taste.
Add all other vegetables (except kale), tomato puree and water.
Bring to boil for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for around 1 hour.
10 minutes before the end add in herbs and kale.
Salt to taste and serve.

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