10.04.2011

Veggie Soup


It's getting colder and autumn is here... I love soups, all kinds of soups. I can't describe the feeling of being covered in a very fluffy blanket with a cup of warm soup/cream... -watching a movie maybe? So here is my recipe for the first soup of 2011 Autumn: The Veggie Soup


Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup plain water
  • lemon juice (3 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 4 tbsp finely cutted coriander leaves (parsley)

Cut in Julienne:
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Zucchini
  • 3 Celery sticks
  • 1 Guisquil
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 5 broccoli branches
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 1 cup spinach leaves



Directions:

Every time I cook chicken, I save the chicken broth and freeze it in ziploc bags, in 1 and 2 cups measure. That way, I know which bag to grab in case I need 1 cup or 2 cups of chicken broth. So here is my 2 cups of chicken broth, defreezing in a cup of water at medium heat. 


Once the chicken broth is melted, add the tomate paste, garlic, salt and pepper. I used this garlic because I didn't have fresh garlic. I recommend fresh garlic cloves. Stir occasionally.


While it heats, cut the potatoes and place them in cold water for at least 15 minutes.



Then start Julienning the other vegetables:




I didn't have any fresh broccoli nor peppers, so I used frozen veggies. I highly recommend using fresh veggies. When the broth starts boiling, add the onion and carrot (previously cutted). Stir occasionally.


When the onion is half done (more transparent, but not all transparent), add the: tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, celery, guisquil, broccoli, and peppers. Add lemon juice.


When it starts boiling, cover it an low heat. Don't forget to stir occasionally.


Add corn, peas, spinach and parsley. Because I used frozen veggies, I add them at the end (because it will take less time to cook). Keep stirring occasionally.


Continue simmering the soup, stirring occasionally.


Continue until veggies are tender. If you prefer them almost done, then turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Serve.

 



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