your basic bowl of veggie soup.

If it’s raining where you live…

If you’re craving somethin’ warm and cozy…

If you’ve got yourself some veggies…

If you have a cup or so of veggie stock…

If you’ve got some beans or chicken or shrimp…

plus maybe some diced tomatoes too

If you’ve got yourself an awesome dad…

who brings you home a loaf of garlic roasted bread

And.  Well.  If this just so happens to be the case…


…you have dinner.

Your Basic Bowl Of Veggie Soup

(serves 2 or 3, depending on types and amounts of vegetables used)

This soup isn’t fussy.  In fact, I never follow a standardized recipe when I make it.  I simply add a little of this and that as I go.  Feel free to use any spice or veggie combination that you desire.  Have fun with it!

  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stock, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 6-oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • a few handfuls of frozen spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil.  Add carrot, celery, and onion.  Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until tender but firm.
  2. Add zucchini, mushrooms, vegetable broth, water diced tomatoes and spices.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and continue cooking until tender.
  3. Add beans, spinach and salt and pepper to taste.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  Continue cooking another 2 minutes or so.  Ladle into bowls, serve, and ENJOY!
QUESTION: Favorite soup?

8 comments on “your basic bowl of veggie soup.

  1. broccolihut says:

    It has been very rainy here in Raleigh! Yesterday I made a delicious Lemon Chickpea Soup with Orzo, but my favorites are good ol’ chili and acorn squash-apple soup.

  2. This is in fact my favorite type of soup!!! A huge pot of veggie soup with black beans thrown in there completes my life 🙂 So healthy, hearty, warm and filling. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  3. Becky Sue says:

    This looks so good! My favorite is cream of mushroom but not any ole cream of mushroom. Would love for you to share more soup recipes. YUM!

  4. Holly says:

    This looks delicious — I wish my Dad had brought me a loaf of bread like that 🙂

  5. Lisa Fine says:

    Yum! I love vegetable soup, especially with some rice or barley in it.

    Hope all this rain goes away soon!

  6. Simi says:

    This looks lovely; wish I could have some.

  7. Ashlei says:

    I love soup! It’s starting to cool off which means soup-season is on the way 🙂 Did you cut your hair? Either way it looks cute

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