Garden Vegetable Soup

March 28, 2023 • 0 comments

Serves 6



  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white parts only, from approximately 3 medium leeks
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots
  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes (russet, Yukon, or red skin)
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, end cut, and chopped
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth, homemade if possible
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels removed off the cob
  • 1 tablespoon of dry Herb de Provence. 
  • 1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.


Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the leeks, garlic, and a pinch of salt, and sweat until they begin to soften, 7 to 8 minutes.

Add the carrots, potatoes, and green beans, and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the broth, increase the heat to high, and bring it to a simmer. Once simmering, add the tomatoes, corn kernels, and pepper.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until the vegetables are fork-tender,  for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add the parsley and lemon juice. Season to taste with kosher salt. Serve immediately.

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