Homemade Vegetable Soup

by Merissa on September 19, 2013

in Recipes

homemade-vegetable-soup

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 Homemade Vegetable Soup

I love making vegetable soup for my husband. I usually make it in the winter to keep up warm, but recently, with my garden harvest, trips to the farmers market, and Bountiful Basket orders, I have a lot of fresh veggie to use up. So  here is a recipe for a fresh, colorful, vegetable soup.

(This recipe makes enough soup for my husband and I. If you are serving more than two people, double the ingredients as much as you need to to meet your needs. )

Homemade Vegetable Soup

What You Need:

  • corn (from one ear)
  • 2 handfuls of chopped green beans (freshly picked, frozen if you don't have fresh)
  • cabbage (slice & dice two or three leaves)
  • 1 handful of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup cucumber ( or zucchini or squash - or all of the above)
  • 1 cup diced tomato (the fresher the better!)
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth (or try making & using your own chicken broth)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash in some oregano, basil, or whatever seasonings you wish
  • add a bit of corn starch if you want a thicker soup

To make this easy soup, I simply woke up early before work. Put all the ingredients in a small crock pot. Turned the temp to the low setting, and left for the day. When I came home, there was a fantastic meal for the two of us. How delicious! Another plus was that the house smelled heavenly after a long day at work!

Really how I make soups is gather whatever I have that I think will go well together, and toss it in the crock pot with some broth. It usually works really well.  I can't recall a time where the soup has not tasted great. You should try it!

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Homemade Vegetable Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Erin
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This Homemade Vegetable Soup is perfect for fall because you can use up garden veggies!
Ingredients
  • corn (from one ear)
  • 2 handfuls of chopped green beans (freshly picked, frozen if you don't have fresh)
  • cabbage (slice & dice two or three leaves)
  • 1 handful of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup cucumber ( or zucchini or squash - or all of the above)
  • 1 cup diced tomato (the fresher the better!)
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth (or try making & using your own chicken broth)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash in some oregano, basil, or whatever seasonings you wish
  • add a bit of corn starch if you want a thicker soup
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Serve warm.

 

Does your family enjoy Homemade Vegetable Soup? What are you favorite ingredients to include in a summer soup? Please share with us below!

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1 Felicity September 26, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I’m not a very good cook, but I’ve found that I can take the same approach you wrote about–dump in the pot things that sound good together–and it always manages to turn out tasty. Along with veggies, I like to add beans (usually from a can to make things easier) and/or lentils. I’ve also found that I like a few squeezes of lime after I serve the soup, as well as avocado cut up and added after serving (I was surprised to find that I really like warm avocado, even in brothy soups, which I originally thought sounded kind of gross). Curry powder is a tasty addition, too. Thanks for the crock-pot idea! Why didn’t I think of that?

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2 kewkew January 14, 2014 at 5:00 am

Vegetable soup is one kind of soup I have never made, but this seems quite easy to make. Yummy.

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3 aprila January 14, 2014 at 8:42 am

it has been so cold here and I love soup. I will have to make this soup. Thanks for the recipe

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4 Jacqui Odell January 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

My oldest daughter loves vegetable soup. This recipe sounds so easy and yummy! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. I hope you will hop over and join us next week.

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5 Antionette Blake January 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Oh yes, good ole homemade vegetable soup – thanks for sharing. Thank you for linking up with us at #WWDParty – have a wonderful weekend!

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6 Annette W {This Simple Home} January 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

This is one soup I’ve never made! :)
Thanks for joining the WWDParty! Please be sure to link to us in the future! We want to spread the word AND be able to feature and pin great posts like this!

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7 Miz Helen January 20, 2014 at 10:55 am

Vegetable Soup is one of my favorites and your soup looks delicious, we would just love it! Thanks for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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8 Mary September 4, 2014 at 8:21 am

Whenever I open a can of veggies or some sort or cook fresh ones in a pot or steaming, I always save the juice. I put it in a container in the freezer. Whenever I want to make soup I pull out the container, thaw what I want and then add whatever leftover veggies (and/or meat) that I have in the fridge, add onions or other veggies of whatever kind, season it and have soup. I have never made anything that we didn’t like. I even add leftover lettuce that perhaps has been cut up for tacos and some left. I don’t throw out food. I use it in whatever way I can. I also add to the freezing pot any meat juices from cooking meat.

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9 Merissa September 4, 2014 at 8:30 am

Great tip, thank you for sharing!

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10 Katherines Corner September 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm

This looks so yummy. I love homemade soup. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I hope you saw the giveaway I posted yesterday. Hugs P.S. watch for your feature on Monday

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11 Samantha September 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

This looks tasty! I always need new soup recipes for winter! Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks

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12 Shirley Wood September 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I measure just like you do, a ‘handful’, Love it! You simply cannot beat homemade. That crockpot is one of the most handy items in the kitchen. Pinning to my Soups & Stews Board. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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