Fall Vegetable Soup

Happy November! Since it’s November 1st today I think it’s finally time I accept that it is getting colder outside and summer is over! Until I actually follow through with my dream of moving to California where it’s warm all year round, I need to accept that I am in Boston, it is cold, and soup season has started! This is one of my favorite vegetable soups and a great way to keep you healthy through cold and flu season thanks to all the vitamin rich vegetables!

Vegetable Bean soup

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 bell peppers (I used one yellow and one red)
  • 3-4 cups chopped kale
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced and no salt added tomatoes
  • 32 fl. oz container of vegetable broth
  • 1/4  cup fresh basil
  • 1 15 oz can organic Northern beans
  • Sea salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large pot warm your tbs. of olive oil.
  2. Add in your chopped carrot, chopped bell peppers, and zucchini and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the kale and diced tomatoes and stir occasionally 4 minutes longer.
  4. Add in your vegetable broth. Use your judgement on how much broth you prefer. I like my soup thick so I used around 1/2 of the broth. If you like your soup thinner add in the full container.
  5. Add in your fresh basil, beans, sea salt, and pepper to your liking.
  6. Let your soup simmer over low heat for 10-20 minutes.

Vegetable bean soup

vegetable bean soup

If you could relocate to anywhere in the world (entire family in tow as I would need to!) where would you go??? For me it would be Southern California!

50 thoughts on “Fall Vegetable Soup

  1. Laura

    I make a similar soup year round, live it! I use cabbage instead of kale often and always toss in onions and garlic (it’s the Italian side of me!)
    I LOVE cold weather so this is my favorite time of year.

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    1. danielle Post author

      me too! I’ve been craving soup! I would totally go to san diego too! I’ve been there once and loved it!

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  2. Kat

    Come on out here to LA with me!!! Although I do hate the traffic out here, theres way too many people, so maybe you dont wanna come out here and join the masses. BUT, we dont get tornados or hurricanes, which is always a plus :) If you ever visit, let me know!

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  3. Chelsa

    Yum that looks so good and healthy. This would be good to have around the house for those days when I feel like eating because I’m bored. I have been meaning to make soup but I just keep buying Mom’s Chicken Soup from whole food’s hot bar. I like it because it only has chicken and veggies without the noodles.

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    1. danielle Post author

      That sounds great! I’ll have to look for that next time I’m at whole foods! This soup freezes well too! I have a batch in my fridge and also kept some in the freezer for later!

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  4. Lisa

    Oh boy, this looks so delicious! And contains about all my favorite veggies. Soup is the greatest for this time of year! I would also love to move to California…first I have to somehow get myself to the States ha ha.

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  5. Austin

    Oh it’s definitely the season for soup!

    I feel the pull toward a warmer climate too, but I’m actually considering moving somewhere even colder – from urban Seattle to the rural mountains. I’m attracted to the idea of open spaces, quiet, darkness, the possibility of a large vegetable garden, chickens, goats and dogs. It’s something I’m considering right now, but there is so much I love about living in the city too – having awesome neighbors, the local health food co-op, so many cultural activities, and my church.

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    1. danielle Post author

      I’m actually not either! I usually add less broth and more veggies to my batches when I make them!

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  6. Caitlin

    Danielle, this soup looks incredible. It reminds me of a wonderful veggie minestrone I used to have where I went to college. It had not too many noodles, just so many of the big beautiful colorful veggies!

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