Nutritious, Delicious Slow Simmered Summer Vegetable Soup

As we get deeper into the summer months I have been craving all the vegetables. Greens, beans and everything in between has been on our menu. Sometimes I like to just eat them raw with ranch or hummus, but  other times, I like to make a meal out of my veggies like in this delicious and nutritious vegetable soup.

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I have also been on a huge soup kick so I decided to take all the vegetables I love and make them into a soup. And what a fantastic soup it is! Not only does my Slow-Simmered Summer Vegetable Soup provide a ton of nutrition, but it also makes plenty for leftovers. I ate this for a week straight for lunch.




It does take a little longer to cook than most of my recipes because you really need to let it simmer long enough to meld all the delicious vegetable flavors together. I promise it’s worth the effort.

This recipe works for diets like low-carb, and if you sub the chicken broth with vegetable broth it will be a vegetarian’s dream come true. This is also the perfect recipe for those of you that like to meal-prep on Sundays since it makes so many meals. Cook once, eat twice…or two or three times.

Delicious vegetable soup recipe - The Everyday Mom Life


Slow-Simmered Vegetable Soup

Servings: 6-10

Ingredients:

  • 48 oz. of chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs. of olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups of green beans, chopped
  • 1.5 cans of Cannelloni Beans, drained
  • 1 can of of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bag of frozen peas
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. of garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp. of oregano
  • .5 tsp. of celery salt
  • a handful of basil
  • Optional: Parmesan or mozzarella cheese

Vegetable soup recipe - The Everyday Mom Life

Steps:




1. Add olive oil to a large pot or Dutch Oven and heat through.

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2. Add onions and cook until they are translucent. Then add the carrots and cook about about two minutes.

3. Add the chicken broth and the rest of your vegetables.

4. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium and add your spices.

5. Cook on medium for 30 minutes to one hour, stirring occasionally.

6. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 2 – 4 hours. Stir occasionally to make sure nothing is sitting on the bottom and burning. I ended up cooking mine on low for 6 just because we didn’t eat until 6 p.m. and I started making this in the morning. You want the vegetables to all soften and add their flavors to the broth.

7. Serve and add basil and cheese.

Happy eating, friends!

Vegetable soup recipe - The Everyday Mom Life



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  • Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) June 15, 2017 06.24 pm

    I love soup but I don’t get a chance to enjoy it very often because I have many picky eaters in my house who refused to eat it. And especially my husband who refuses to eat warm food like soup during the hot summer months .

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  • Jessica Joachim June 15, 2017 06.28 pm

    This looks so good! I love a good soup, and this looks super simple. I like soup year round too. 🙂

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  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh June 16, 2017 12.30 am

    I make soup and chili year round. If you like something eat it, no matter the outside temperature. With that being said, I’ve never thought about making a soup with summer vegetables. It sounds and looks amazing.

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  • Cassie June 16, 2017 01.15 am

    Soup is one of my go-to meals. Especially vegetable soup. Chuck all in the pot and mix with some diced tomatoes and stock and spices and voila! Love that this recipe is slow simmered! YUM!

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  • Brand with BigFitFam June 16, 2017 04.25 am

    I LOVE A GOOD SIMMERED SOUP, I LOVE TO PUT THEM INTHE CROCK POT ALL DAY! I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO SAVE THIS FOR THE COOLER MONTHS. SUMMER + PREGNANT+ STOVETOP COOKING = SERIOUSLY GRUMPY MAMA

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  • rhianwestbury June 16, 2017 09.56 am

    Soups are so easy to make but I rarely do them, I never think of them as summer food but this sounds so good x

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  • Witches Tell The Story June 16, 2017 01.12 pm

    I have a soup maker and I have never used it. Reading your post I really want to go and make soup. Thanks for sharing x

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  • Pam June 16, 2017 02.47 pm

    This looks delicious and I love that it is Paleo!!! I’ll definitely be trying this and am pinning it for later. Thanks

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  • Journa Liz Servito Ramirez June 16, 2017 03.48 pm

    I love to eat soup on rainy days! (good thing, that’s our season here in the Philippines) I should give this a try

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  • Di Hickman June 16, 2017 06.52 pm

    This vegetable stew looks amazing. I need to make this really soon for a night that I just want some comfort food.

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  • Jeanine June 16, 2017 06.56 pm

    Yum this looks really delicious! I love making my own homemade soups. Nothing is better or more comforting!

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  • Jalisa Marie June 16, 2017 07.41 pm

    I’m a sucker for vegetalble soups especially when its cold weather season.

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  • Nicole Shillings June 16, 2017 10.17 pm

    I think I could eat soup everyday, even in the summer. This looks wonderful! Summer veggie soup is always best.

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  • Donah @ SJB June 16, 2017 10.57 pm

    May I copy your recipe. It really catch my attention because of its very healthy ingredients.

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  • lydia June 17, 2017 03.27 pm

    Ooh this looks delicious!! I will definitely be making this sometime this summer!

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  • Heather Riccobono (@BrieBrieBlooms) June 17, 2017 03.38 pm

    This looks delicious. My daughters really like soup. And I really like easy dinners that are packed full of veggies!

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  • Heather June 17, 2017 05.08 pm

    I make something similar to this – and you are right, letting the soup simmer for a long time is key! I can’t wait to try your version!

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  • cvnxena June 17, 2017 07.32 pm

    This is my kind of soup! I hate watery soup and much prefer delicious chunks, I love how much you have packed in here

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  • fashionphases June 17, 2017 11.11 pm

    I totally enjoy eating healthy meals. I find that dishes with veggies are one of my favorites.

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  • Dawn McAlexander June 18, 2017 12.00 am

    This looks so delicious. It is chocked full of veggies. That’s the kind of soup that I like. Thick and chunky is the way to go!

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  • Tabitha Shakespeare June 18, 2017 04.26 pm

    This sounds so so yummy! Veggie soup is one of my favorite things!

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  • Brittany Muddamalle June 19, 2017 12.22 pm

    I am pretty sure that I could live on vegetable soup! It’s so good and you can add whatever veggies you have lying around the house.I can’t wait to try this one!

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  • Leslie Hernandez June 20, 2017 03.58 am

    mm this soup definitely looks yummy. I love soup but don’t have it that often. Will be saving this recipe 😉

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