Simple Veggie Soup

recipe for veggie soupEvery December, a few days before Christmas, B and I load the kids up in the car for a road trip to find some snow. Flagstaff, Big Bear, Tahoe, and this year, Mammoth. We find a cozy inn to stay a couple of nights, bundle up in bulky snow gear, and spend the day building snowmen and taboggan tracks.


And then, once we are sufficiently frostbitten, we pack up, head back down the mountain, and spend Christmas with sand between our toes and sunscreen on our cheeks.


This year, in an amusing weather anomaly, there’s a possibility for snow in the forecast tonight! That would be a New Year’s miracle, for sure 🙂

With the dip in temperatures I’m feeling like soup. This Simple Veggie Soup is a wholesome, delicious way to warm up and to lighten up after all that holiday eating. Feel free to add some shredded or chopped, roasted chicken or turkey if you want to up the protein count. Enjoy!

Simple Veggie Soup
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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Serves 6

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 butternut squash, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced into half moons
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper

  1. In a large soup pot heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion cook for 3 minutes. Add the squash, carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the zucchini and bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and cover, simmering for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and serve warm. Enjoy!

Calories: 84     Fat: 3     Carbohydrates: 14     Sodium: 840     Fiber: 4     Protein: 2    

recipe for veggie soup


  • Rosemary Randall March 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Love to make homemade soup and will use many of the recipes printed.

  • Rosemary Randall March 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I love homemade soup. And will use many of these recipes

    • Diana March 10, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Rosemary! Enjoy 🙂

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