What better thing to do on a cold, winter day, than make homemade soup?
This vegetable soup is so easy to make, that it just isn’t worth buying the preservative and sodium-laden versions at the grocery store.
I cheated, and used some frozen vegetables. At this time of the year, certain things are not readily available, and the frozen varieties still contain the nutrients found in the fresh versions. Experiment with different combinations of vegetables. You really can’t go wrong here!
Homemade Vegetable Soup
Saute a large, diced onion in a little olive oil, until soft.
Add diced carrots, celery, peas, spinach, corn and tomatoes. (I used canned San Marzano diced tomatoes and added the whole thing, including the juices).
Add 1 or 2 cans of red kidney beans, and / or cannellini beans, rinsed.
Fill the pot with chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Simmer the soup for an hour or two, until the flavors begin to meld.
Serve with a dollop of pesto for extra flavor.
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