Saturday, July 23, 2011

Father's Day Mug Vegetable Soup

Category: Soups
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Very Healthy

My daughter Lauren got this great, simple, vegetable soup off of a Father's Day mug she gave to her Dad one year. It eventually broke, but Lauren kept it in order to keep the soup recipe. So for years, I had this mug with a big chunk out of it in my cupboard! Finally, after Lauren grew up and moved out, I put it in her keepsake box. But before I did, I copied it down. Here it is... Really delicious with a loaf of fresh french bread, aged cheddar and a glass of wine. Make some and freeze some for a rainy day!

Ingredients:

2 lg. onions
2 cloves garlic (smashed and chopped)
2 lg. carrots (sliced)
3 pieces celery (sliced)
3  diced tomatoes ( cut in large dice)
4 lg. diced potatoes (cut in large dice)
2 sliced zucchinis
1 bunch spinach (chopped)
1/2 cabbage (sliced)
6 t. Italian seasoning
1 vegetable bouillon cube and /or salt to taste

Directions:

Slice onions and saute with chopped garlic in olive oil until golden. Add 6-8 cups water. Add sliced carrots, celery and diced tomatoes. cook for 10 minutes. Add diced potatoes, sliced zucchini, chopped spinach and sliced cabbage and seasoning. Simmer 20-30 minutes, adding as much water and salt or vegetable bouillon cubes as you need. Serve (best served the next day).

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