Veggie Soup with Basil Sauce


A delicious stock soup with a robust basil tomato sauce. Wonderful any time of year! This is a great soup because you can vary the vegetables according to your taste or whatever is in season. And, of course, the flavors are even better on the second and third day!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup cubed potatoes

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped carrot

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 bay leaves

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • ¾ cup fresh corn kernels

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

  • cup tomato puree

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup olive oil

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the potatoes, onion, carrot, beans, tamari OR soy sauce, bay leaf and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. (Note: Add water as necessary to cover vegetables.)

  2. When the soup is done, add the beans and corn and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. To make sauce, in a blender or food processor, combine the basil, pureed tomatoes, garlic, oil, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth, stir this sauce into the soup and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 853mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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