Whether you’re in 30 degree weather or 70 degree weather, this Healthful Vegetable Soup will cure what ails you. Packed with spices and variety of vegetables and leafy greens, you’ll enjoy the richly flavored broth of this upgraded version of a veggie-packed soup.
The health benefits of cumin, turmeric, and garlic in our diets are widely documented – from regulating blood sugar, reducing inflammation, to boosting our immune systems. I feel good sprinkling these spices abundantly into lots of meals.
Beyond the nerdy nutrition details, the best part is that these spices taste delicious when combined with a variety of veggies in this soup – and you only need 30 minutes!
My favorite meals are the ones that I can feel good about eating a huge bowl of, not only enjoying the taste but knowing I’m doing my body good.
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 large carrot
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red pepper
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 bunch of lacinto kale
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dice yellow onion and slice the carrot into coins.
- In a large soup pot, add the onion, carrot, and olive oil. Sautee for 5 minutes.
- Dice a red pepper and add it to the pot and sautee for 2 minutes.
- Mince 3 gloves of garlic and add the garlic, cumin, and turmeric to the pot. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add vegetable broth and bring the soup almost to a boil.
- While waiting for the soup to boil, slice zucchini into thick half moon shapes, chop broccoli into florets and dice kale into small pieces. Add them to the pot when the broth is hot, and turn the heat down to a simmer.
- Cook the soup until the broccoli is tender - about 7 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
P.S. I need a new recipe development system. I leave scribbled notes around the house on multiple notepads while working on versions of recipes- and I nearly had a heart attack when I thought I lost this gem of a soup recipe!
I made it earlier this month, before our deep cleaning before our housewarming party, and I thought it disappeared among the piles of strewn mail and magazines. Plan for spring: get more organized.
Do you use turmeric or cumin? Do you eat soup beyond winter?