January 22, 2017

Chunky Vegetable Soup



This recipe comes from the blog Simply Sissom and it is very, very, good and very, very, healthy. I look forward to checking out more recipes from this blog!

  • 1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 medium parsnips (or carrots) (I used carrots because that's what I had on hand)
  • 1 bell pepper (I prefer red)
  • 2 cups of sweet potato, peeled and chopped (I used butternut squash)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into half moons
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups of chicken broth (Vegan- use vegetable broth) (I used vegetable broth)
  • 1 TBS of my vegetable soup spice blend (Recipe below)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed (optional)


Cook onion and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes, add all ingredients except beans and spinach. 
Simmer 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Add beans and spinach.

Soup Spice Blend

  • 2 TBS of smoked paprika
  • 1 TBS garlic powder
  • 1 TBS dried oregano
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 1 TBS dried basil
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 tsp. white pepper

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