It’s been rainy and dreary in my little spot in Texas lately. When the sun is hiding and the precipitation is pouring, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. My favorite soup as a child was Campbell’s vegetarian vegetable. I loved the tomato-y broth and the chunks of potato (even though there was never enough). However, as an adult, I am much more conscious of the foods I allow into my body. Unfortunately, that childhood favorite now contains MSG and other not-so-good-for-you additives. That’s okay though, because the soup I’m about to share KICKS CAMPBELL’S ASS, with no artificial chemical ingredients or otherwise. 🙂
Nothing inspires me more than a buttload of fresh veg that’s about to go bad. I peeled and tossed in pretty much everything in my fridge and dry storage. That being said, the ingredients in this soup are VERY flexible. Feel free to throw in whatever vegetables you have on hand (even if they aren’t about to go soft on you!). You can also add beans, pasta, or lentils to make this soup even heartier!
Farmer’s Market Vegetable Soup
- 6 cups organic vegetable broth
- 1/2 lg red onion
- 4 sm sweet potatoes
- 4 sm red potatoes
- 1 bunch celery hearts
- 3-4 lg carrots
- 1 can diced tomatoes (or 1-2 fresh)
- 1/2 can tomato paste (about 2-3 tbs)
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup organic tamari
- 3 tbs balsamic vinegar
- smoked paprika, mustard powder, garlic & onion powders, pepper
- applewood liquid smoke (optional but amazing!)
(All produce is organic, most is locally grown. I buy mine at the Bastrop Producer’s Market!)
First, add the 6 cups broth to a very large stock pot. Peel the carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Dice all the veg roughly, into bite sized pieces. (They don’t have to be perfectly uniform. I prefer the more rustic look!) Add all veggies to the pot and allow to simmer until tender.
Next, stir in the tomato paste, nutritional yeast, vinegar, and tamari. Season to taste with the spices listed. (Feel free to mix it up if you prefer!) Add a dash of liquid smoke and serve!
This chunky vegetable soup is better than any you could ever find in a can. The recipe makes enough that you’ll have plenty leftover. I like to freeze mine for upcoming rainy days!!! 🙂
I hope you enjoy this really simple, yet deliciously comforting, soup recipe!
*This post has been shared on Sustain, Create, & Flow’s WildCrafting Wednesday and Frugally Sustainable’s Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways!