Summer Vegetable Soup #Vegetarian #MeatlessMonday
Serving up Vegetable Soup today. Using vegetables from the Farmer’s Market – this is light, crunchy and very flavorful!
I made it this morning – it took about 10 minutes to cut the vegetables, 10 minutes to saute and added in the final ingredients, chopped spinach, garlic, pesto & stock – less than thirty minutes…done!
Pair this with an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich and you have a perfect dinner and it couldn’t be easier!
Or…you can be like me. I had not one, but two bowls for breakfast. Is that bad? 😀 #LoveMyFarmersMarket!
30 minute Summer Vegetable Soup #Vegetarian #MeatlessMonday
What to do with those veggies in the fridge? Vegetable Soup this is light, crunchy and very flavorful and delicious!
- 1 cup carrots peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup green beans chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 stalk celery cleaned and chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup zucchini chopped into bite sized pieces (I used a combination of yellow and zucchini squash)
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 2-3 cups baby spinach chopped you can substitute with 1 box frozen spinach thawed
- 1 Fresno chili finely minced (optional), or jalepenos
- 1 can white beans drained and rinsed
- 4 cups unsalted vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 3-4 tablespoons ready-made pesto
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Chop all of the vegetables. I chopped each veggie and just piled all of them in a large bowl with the exception of the spinach & garlic.
- Heat a large stock pot over medium high heat. Add the butter & olive oil. When hot & bubbly add all of the vegetable except the spinach & garlic - Add carrots, green beans, celery, zucchini, bell pepper, onion & minced chili. Reduce heat to medium and saute for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes add the white beans, spinach, garlic & pesto. Mix well to combine. Then add the vegetable stock - heat thru & the soup is ready to serve.
I did not add any additional salt – you may need to add a bit to taste, but because the pesto is quite salty, I felt it was not needed.