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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Healthy Homemade Vegetable Soup

   By Kerrie

Whenever we need to kick start our plan to eat healthier and shed some pounds, I like to make a pot of this delicious vegetable soup.   You can use any combination of vegetables and/or cabbage or kale to suit your taste.   You can add – or not – Tabasco sauce to heat it up.   However you tweak it, make some and enjoy it for the next couple of days as a bowl full at lunch, or have a cup of it for dinner followed by a light entree.   I like to cook the soup until the vegetables are just fork tender.   

4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups V-8 juice 
3 cloves garlic - pressed or diced
3 skinny zucchinis
1 medium onion
5 medium sized carrots
½ head of celery – with the greens
1 bell pepper – any color
1 can diced tomatoes with all of the liquid
1 bunch kale, chopped
1 or more drops of Tabasco sauce to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Rinse and chop to desired size the pepper, celery w/greens, carrots, and onions and place in large cook pot.

Cover with vegetable broth, chopped tomatoes w/liquid and pressed garlic.

Give it a stir and bring to a light boil.  Then, reduce heat to medium and top with the chopped Kale.

Simmer for about 7 minutes and then add the sliced zucchini.   Continue to cook until vegetables are just fork tender.

Pour in the V-8 juice and season with salt, pepper and tabasco sauce.



  1. Replies
    1. Hey Tom, I made it the other night whilst it was 0 degrees in cold NYC it turned out great!

  2. It really is. I hope you will give it a try. It is a great way to fill up on veggies and feel satisfied. Happy cooking, kerrie