Summertime Vegetable Soup


Gather all your ingredients

Summertime Vegetable Soup

Even though it’s early summer, we have had some cold, damp days lately and I felt like I wanted a nice, light summertime vegetable soup. This one is really easy, only takes an hour and a half or so and feeds a crowd.


Use whatever vegetables you have on hand – anything works as long as you have something tomato-ey to lift the flavour.

Here’s what I used:

Chicken carcase wrapped in cheesecloth (or 2 bouillon cubes)

1 onion

leftover wilted celery centre (really good for soup!)

2 carrots

1 zucchini

1/2 a green pepper

2-3 cloves garlic

one large or two small potatoes

1/2 cup orzo pasta (I used kamut orzo)

3/4 cup frozen peas

3/4 cup frozen corn

1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans

1 1/2 cups of tinned tomatoes

1 cup clamato juice

a couple of handfuls of greens (baby spinach, kohlrabi greens, swiss chard, beet greens)

1 Tablespoon dried oregano (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh)

1 Tablespoon paprika

A couple of bay leaves

Salt and Pepper to taste

3″ piece of parmesan or asiago cheese rind (optional)




Cover wrapped chicken carcase with water and bring to the boil



chop all the vegetables



cook carcase for an hour



add all the other ingredients except the greens, bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes



in the meantime chop the greens



then lift out wrapped carcase using tongs



add all the chopped greens



and serve with some shredded parmesan or asiago cheese (optional)



Please comment on this post

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s