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Vegetable Soup

This easy vegetable soup recipe is perfect for using up whatever veggies you have on hand! It’s a healthy, vegan meal that’s great for cool fall and winter days.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes mins
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes mins
  • Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, diced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh
  • thyme or rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1½ cups chopped kale

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, salt, and several grinds of pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes. Add the carrot and sweet potato, stir, and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add the canned tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stir in the broth and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, and chickpeas, and cover and cook 10 to 15 more minutes, until the green beans are tender.
  4. Stir in the vinegar and the kale and cook for 5 minutes, until the kale is wilted. Season to taste and serve.

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