1/1 Photo of Italian Harvest Vegetable Soup
1 hr 5 mins
As published in Delicious Living in March 2010. If my Grandmother had been Italian, she would have made this soup. It is as wholesome and delicious as it is beautiful. Prep tip: If you don’t have fresh spinach, you can use one 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry.
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- 2 cups chopped celery (4-5 stalks)
- 2 large carrots, peeled
- 1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (or safflower oil)
- 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
- 1/2 bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
- 6 cups water
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup corn kernel (frozen and thawed, or fresh)
- 1 cup fennel bulb, chopped (or 1 teaspoon whole fennel seed)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 4 -5 ounces baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 small zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1Chop celery, carrots, and onion into 1/2-inch dice.
- 2Heat oil on medium-high in a large, heavy-bottom stockpot. Add celery, carrots, and onion. Sauté until edges are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
- 3Reduce heat to medium and add garlic and bell peppers. Stir frequently for 1–2 minutes, then add water, tomatoes, corn, fennel, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
- 4Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30–40 minutes. Add spinach and zucchini, simmer another 5 minutes, salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Italian Harvest Vegetable Soup
Serving Size: 1 (440 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 119.9
- Calories from Fat 38
- Total Fat 4.3 g
- Saturated Fat 0.4 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 63.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 19.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
- Sugars 5.6 g
- Protein 3.6 g