Nature’s Fast-Food: Simple Veggie Soup

Easiest fast-food ever = vegetable soup. Soups (and smoothies) can be nature’s easiest way to consume tons of nutrient dense, plant based goodness. This simple soup recipe I eat for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. (In the morning, I think of it as a warm breakfast smoothie.) My mother adapted the recipe from a 1980’s Weight Watchers cookbook and has been making it ever since. I’ve recently modified it to make my life easier, throwing all the ingredients (and more) in an Instant Pot. My family loves this recipe, so it’s a staple for every season. Try it…you will, too.

Nature’s Fast-Food: Simple Veggie Soup

Nature's Fast-Food: Simple Veggie Soup
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A simple recipe filled with nutritious goodness
Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 c sliced zucchini
  • 2 c carrots
  • 2 c chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 c RAOS Fra Diavolo sauce
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ t basil leaves
  • 8 cups water
  1. In a 1½ quart saucepan combine onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent (optional) or add these ingredients to the next step and dump in Instant Pot.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to Instant Pot and stir to combine; cover and cook on soup mode (or manual 30)
  3. When finished, vegetables will be soft.
  4. Use a hand blender and puree until liquified.
  5. Serve with optional toppings - parsley, avocado, sourdough/c

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