Video:Vegetable Soupwith Gretchen Siegchrist
Homemade vegetable soup isn't just satisfying, it's healthy, too. Watch how to whip up a batch of this tasty soup from scratch.See Transcript
Transcript:Vegetable SoupHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make a simple vegetable soup.
I will give you a basic recipe to follow, but the beauty of this soup is that it can be adapted to whatever ingredients that you happen to have on hand.
Vegetable Soup IngredientsYou will need:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3-4 cups chopped vegetables
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 8 cups water
- 3 cubes of vegetable bouillon
Finally, you can add one cup of starch to the soup. Potatoes, rice or pasta are all great.
Saute the VegetablesTo begin, heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat. Add the onion, and saute it for a few minutes until it begins to get soft.
Now, we will add the rest of the vegetables and saute those for three or four more minutes.
Combine the IngredientsAdd the salt and the spices now, and stir them in so that they coat the vegetables. Now we will add the water and turn the heat up to high until it starts to boil.
Add the bouillon cubes, and stir these in until they dissolve. Now you can add the tomatoes and the beans, and return the soup to a boil.
When the soup is boiling, add whatever starch you are using, and let it cook until it is done.
Serve the Vegetable SoupNow the soup is ready to enjoy. You can serve it as is, or sprinkle a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese on top and add some croutons.
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