I make this super-easy vegetarian vegetable soup about every other week. It's thick and hearty, almost like a stew. Served with warm whole grain bread it makes a filling meal. Use green peas or green peas in place of okra if preferred.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and celery in hot oil until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir garlic into the onion mixture; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Pour vegetable broth and tomato sauce into pot. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Stir carrots and potatoes through the broth. Simmer until carrots are tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  • Drop corn, edamame, okra, and kale into the soup. Continue to simmer until okra is tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

For vegetable broth, I use 2 no salt added vegan bouillon cubes and 4 cups of water. I do not add any salt to the soup when cooking it, but allow others to salt their own bowl.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 436.1mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (79)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2012
This soup is absolutely delicious! You can use any vegetables you desire especially now (summer)with all of the fresh vegetables in season. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2014
I loved all the ingredients but it was boring. I won't make it again. There are too many other easy basic soup recipes. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2012
This soup is absolutely delicious! You can use any vegetables you desire especially now (summer)with all of the fresh vegetables in season. Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2012
Great soup. Substituted grean beans and peas for the okra and edamame just because that is what I had on hand. I liked that this soup didn't have an overly acidic tomato flavor. The corn gave it a nice sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
I did make some substitutions. It was delicious! A nice way to use some veggies that I may not otherwise eat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
I had totally forgotten I had made this, much less reviewed it and made it again today for our New Year's lunch so I will update my review. This time I used fresh celery, carrots, onions and a generous amount of garlic. Mixed the tomato sauce with a quart of Aldi Vegetable Stock, then added frozen green beans, frozen corn, and frozen peas, followed by fresh russet potatoes and a can of Muir Glen diced fire-roasted tomatoes. I meant to add kale but totally forgot. Added some fresh ground pepper - no extra salt and no other spices, and it was totally scrumptious. It was also beautiful. My husband actually took pictures of it because it was so fresh and vibrant looking. We both had big bowls with hot Peasant Bread from Whole Foods and had enough for at least 3 more meals. Thanks for this fabulous recipe - a real keeper. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2012
I did like it, but I added way more salt. As written I think it is pretty bland. I made it as written and after tasting added some dried oregano, fresh basil, and thyme, with extra extra black pepper. Like another reviewer, I liked the fact that is wasn't so tomatoey. I usually do not eat okra, but it was very enjoyable in this recipe. A good basic recipe waiting for added special touches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
Of course I made some edits...but the basic foundation of this was perfect! My husband couldn't find a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce so he grabbed a 20 ounce or something close to that...and actually, it was perfect...I think it made it a little thicker and richer. I omitted the kale, okra and edamame- my hubs doesn't care for any of that but I am sure this would have worked great either way. I also pan seared my potatoes for a few minutes in a teaspoon of oil, with some dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt & pepper...I feel like this locks in some more flavor. I also threw in a bay leaf when the soup was cooking. Lastly- I cooked this in my Instant Pot pressure cooker- for anyone else out there who has one, I just sauteed the onions, celery & garlic and seared the potatoes beforehand...then threw everything in the pot and used the manual button to set it for 15 minutes...then I allowed natural release for 6 minutes and released manually the rest. It was absolutely perfect...the veggies were tender without being mushy and the soup tasted great! My hubs doesn't like soup, let alone veggies and he LOVES this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2012
I made this recipe but used green peas instead of okra and added crushed red pepper flakes oregano fresh rosemary and a little basil in addition to the salt and pepper just because I had some spices on hand. It turned out great. I loved all the different colors tastes and textures from all the veggies. It is very healthy and filling! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2013
I will use this recipe again. It's so easy to change (based on what you have on hand) and still make a tasty soup. You can use any combination of vegetables. I used carrots celery onions potatoes mushrooms peppers and spinach. I added oregano basil rosemary salt white pepper and worcestershire sauce. Instead of tomato sauce I used tomato paste and two cans of crushed tomatoes. Thanks for the inspiration. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
This soup is good!! I subsituted the carrots for pumpkin and used frozen mixed vegetables that included both the carrots and corn. Did not used the okra or edamame. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2014
I loved all the ingredients but it was boring. I won't make it again. There are too many other easy basic soup recipes. Read More
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