This flexible “clean out the refrigerator” Garden Vegetable Soup recipe can be adapted countless ways to include whatever fresh vegetables and herbs you happen to have on hand.
Garden Vegetable Soup. This soup is the perfect dinner for a cool night. During the fall and winter my family has soup just about every other night. It’s quick, easy, and healthy! The best part about homemade soup is that you can control what goes in it.
Garden Vegetable Soup Ingredients
This recipe calls for a handful of recipes, a few of which you may already have on hand.
So, get your grocery list ready. Here are the ingredients you will need: 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, 3-4 cloves Garlic (minced), 4 large stalks Celery (chopped), 4 large Carrots (sliced), 1 medium Red onion (chopped), ¼ tsp Crushed red pepper flakes, Sea salt & black pepper (to taste), 6 c Chicken or vegetable broth (preferably organic), 1 lb Red potatoes (quartered), 2 whole Bay leaves, 1 pint Cherry or grape tomatoes (chopped), 2 c Fresh arugula, 2 Tbsp Fresh lime juice, Parmesan cheese (freshly shaved or grated).
Again, you can add or substitute vegetables according to your taste.
As the title says, this recipe is really easy. You saute the hard vegetables, add the soft vegetables and broth, then cook for a few minutes in the Instant Pot. That is it, then you are ready to eat a hearty, healthy and delicious Garden Vegetable Soup.
Tip: Tougher herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, can be added prior to cooking, while more tender options, such as basil and parsley, should be stirred in when the arugula is added. (Discard the woody stems for the tougher herbs before serving).
When the evenings and mornings start getting cooler, one of the first things that often goes by the wayside is a healthy diet. We grab for more starchy carbs, gravitate towards more nourishing foods that have been cooked, and we less frequently branch out in terms of different recipes. This Instant Pot Garden Vegetable Soup is a time-saver for sure, but it’s also an inspiring way to jump-start your diet again and get back on track with a healthy eating plan.
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6 servings per container
Serving Size1 bowl
- Amount Per ServingCalories353
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 11.4g 18%
- Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
- Cholesterol 123mg 41%
- Sodium 356mg 15%
- Potassium 633mg 19%
- Total Carbohydrate 12.9g 5%
- Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
- Sugars 6.1g
- Protein 48.9g 98%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.