Comforting Homemade Vegetable Soup
Just what the doctor ordered this fall and winter. Comforting, fresh, & hearty! Pair with some focaccia bread or some crisp crackers and you’ve got yourself the perfect warm meal for those chilly days ahead!
Whenever my body it tells me it needs a little extra veggies, and it’s fall/wintertime, my go-to is this delicious, homemade vegetable soup! Packed with flavor and all sorts of yummy veggies to fuel you and help you feel your best.
Perfect on those chilly nights, or when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. You can add whatever vegetables you like to this soup – try adding in green beans, bell peppers, cabbage, or potatoes to this base recipe!
A warm, flavorful, comforting bowl of vegetable soup is the perfect fall/winter meal. Customize and make it your own with whatever vegetables you wish!
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 large zucchini, chopped
- 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups+ low-sodium vegetable broth (can also use bone broth or simply water)
- 1 can chickpeas (or any type of bean), drained & rinsed
- 1 large bunch kale
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp italian seasoning (oregano, thyme, etc.)
- sea salt & black pepper, to taste
- fresh parsley, for serving (optional)
Add olive oil to large saucepan and heat to medium-high heat. Add chopped garlic and onion and saute for a minute. Add in chopped ginger, carrots, celery, zucchini, and broccoli and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add in broth, tomatoes, bay leaf, and seasonings and let come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Add in kale and beans during the last 2 minutes.
Once soup is done cooking, let cool and enjoy! Top with fresh parsley if desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days in the fridge. Also freezes well.
- Category: Soup
Keywords: soup, vegetable soup, vegan, veggie soup
What is your favorite way to enjoy a nice bowl of comforting vegetable soup? Mine is definitely with a side of freshly baked cornbread or some crispy crackers to soak in the broth. Delicious!