Diet Vegetable Soup Recipe

This low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetable soup is perfect for those looking to maintain a healthy diet. Packed with a variety of fresh vegetables, it’s both delicious and satisfying. Enjoy it as a light lunch or a warming dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups chopped kale or spinach
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
  • Wash and dice all the vegetables as specified in the ingredients list.
  1. Sauté Aromatics:
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Cook Vegetables:
  • Add the carrots, celery, and bell pepper to the pot. Sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  1. Add Remaining Ingredients:
  • Stir in the diced zucchini, yellow squash, and green beans.
  • Add the can of diced tomatoes along with the juice.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and stir to combine.
  1. Season the Soup:
  • Add the dried basil, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and salt to taste.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender.
  1. Add Greens:
  • Stir in the chopped kale or spinach and let the soup simmer for another 5 minutes until the greens are wilted.
  1. Finish and Serve:
  • Add lemon juice if using, and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve the soup hot with a side of whole-grain bread or a small salad for a complete meal. Enjoy your healthy and delicious vegetable soup!

This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat it gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

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