Saturday, August 7, 2010

Killer Vegetable Soup

It is an aspiration of mine to open up my own restaurant some day. It will be a whole foods, healthy, family-fare type place. Maybe even just a big salad and soup bar with homemade breads and smoothies. Well, when I do make it happen this will be a soup-of-the-day for sure!

  • 4-6 Tb of olive oil
  • 3-4 small red onions, diced
  • 1 head of celery, chopped or sliced
  • 5-6 carrots, sliced
  • 1 bag of red potatoes, diced
  • 1 bag of frozen corn
  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes (I use fresh tomatoes and process them in my fp)
  • 1-2 cans of white beans
  • Seasonings- I use a LOT of seasonings. Garlic powder, onion powder, Spike, dried parsley, sea salt, pepper, a dash of cayenne, etc. Use whatever you like, to taste.
In a large pot, coat the bottom with oil. Add onions and celery; cover and saute for about 5 mins. Add the carrots; cover and saute for 5-8 minutes. Add the potatoes; cover and saute for about 5- 10 minutes. These steps are crucial and really help the flavors of the soup blend.
Then add the rest of the ingredients and cover with water or vegetable broth. Season, cover and bring to a boil. Then remove lid and simmer for 30 - 60 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

Serves 8-12

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