Friday, March 26, 2010

Coming Home Veggie Soup: Meatless Meal

Here's my meatless no-fuss soup. You can cook it in a crock pot if you like, or cook it on the stove and keep it warm in a crock pot while you're out. We did this the Friday we went to Stations of the Cross and came home to a nice hot meal and didn't have to keep hungry kids and starving daddy waiting.

"Coming Home Veggie Soup"

This is vague recipe. Let me know if you have any questions.

Possible ingredients (but you can use what you have on hand)

Zuccini or other squash
Peas (can or frozen)
Corn (can or frozen)
A can or two of kidney beans and/or black beans
A can or two of crushed or chopped tomatoes

Fill your kettle and put it on to boil so you'll have hot water.

Chopped onion- saute' on low in your soup pot (I use olive oil)

While that's cooking (keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn) cut up your other veggie and toss them in as ready. **A head of broccoli, zucchini, a couple of carrots, are all good choices. Use more or less of each depending on what's available and the size of your family. Stir and oil as needed.

Toss in some salt.

Cook all the veggies until sort of soft, but not done. Toss in some frozen or canned peas and/or corn if you wish. Add the hot water. (careful not to let it splash back when you're adding to a hot pot) Add extra water, if it's not enough.

Add quite a bit of oregano and a bit of cumin powder, if you have it.

Toss in beans any time. They're already cooked. I always drain and rinse them a bit first. But don't add the tomato until the end and all the veggies are fully cooked. You may blend them first, if your family doesn't like chunks. I often blend one can to flavor the soup and give it a pretty red color and add the other as chunks.

Serve with bread product of your choice- sour dough, muffins, tortillas (wonderful with quesadillas), or sliced bread and butter.

Now, Barbara over at My Daily Round posted some fab recipes for the meatless meal Lenten carnival. So, go take a look. I'm particularly interested in her pumpkin pancakes. Yum!


  1. Thanks for joining my carnival! Your soup looks yummy and I look forward to getting to know your blog better. The posts in February looked particularly interesting!

  2. Thanks so much, Barb. And Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. Sounds yummy and like a great way to use up what's on hand along with some easy pantry staples- thanks for sharing!

  4. It sure is. Guess you could call it, "stone soup," Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. Lent and soup! Perfect together! Happy Easter!

  6. I love a good meatless soup for Fridays especially in lent. thanks for sharing.

  7. You're welcome, Christy. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  8. I love vegetable soup. I think I have to love it by default since I'm a vegetarian (even though some of us eat quite a bit of junk food).

  9. @Medeia~ The nice thing about soup is you can eat a healthy dish and have a bit of yummy bread, muffin or even cake with it. ;)