There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of warm vegetable soup. Especially this Simple Vegetable Soup that is light and perfect for any season. Not only is it delicious the day you make it, but it is a great meal to freeze and have prepared for the future. I recently made a large batch of it and instantly froze it for when our baby arrives. I know I will definitely not be in the mood to cook while dealing with the craziness of a newborn in the house; so I wanted to be as prepared as possible. But something tells me I will never be fully prepared for what’s to come…
Vegetable soup is one of the most versatile dishes you can make. Start off with a base of beef, chicken or vegetable broth and let your imagination take it from there. Depending on what your family prefers, you can add as much or as little vegetables as you wish. For my Simple Vegetable Soup I wanted to create a version that was completely vegan, so I started with a vegetable broth base. Next I added 2 chopped zucchini, 2 cups of chopped green beans, 1 cup of chopped carrots, 2 chopped celery stalks, and 2 cups of chopped cabbage. Cabbage is the perfect addition to this soup. It’s rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and other essential vitamins. The seasonings are pretty basic…1 tsp dried basil and 1 tsp salt and pepper. The fresh simplistic nature of this soup will have you coming back for bowl after bowl.
When you are getting ready for a busy week (or a baby to come) what are some dishes that you like to prepare and freeze for the future? I’d love to hear from you and get some great ideas!
- 4 cups Vegetable Broth
- 2 cups Cabbage
- 2 Zucchini
- 2 cups Green Beans
- 1 cup Carrots
- 2 Celery Stalks
- 1 tsp Dried Basil
- 1 tsp Salt/Pepper
- 1 cup Water (optional)
- Chop the cabbage, zucchini, green beans, carrots and celery.
- Pour 4 cups of vegetable broth into a large soup pot.
- Add the chopped vegetables, dried basil, and salt/pepper.
- If you want to add an additional cup of water at this time you can depending on how thick you want your soup to be.
- Bring soup to a boil for approximately 10 minutes, then lower to a simmer for another 20.
- Enjoy! It's that simple!