Nutritious Delicious SLENDER Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an easy, nutritious vegetable soup that weighs in at about 40 calories per cup but is very filling and brimming with fresh veggies!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until all veggies are tender, about an hour.
Most Helpful

This recipe is both nutritious and delicious! Both my husband and I love it. We've been dieting a few weeks now and this is the perfect snack between meals. I did use non-fat chicken broth instead of water (Health Valley brand - it added about 9 calories per serving) and sometimes, when we want a something a little more substantial, I've added 1 cup dry pasta. This is a keeper and we'll be eating this again and again. One more thing - you may want to reduce the pepper a bit - It's a little to hot for us with the full serving.

Renee Gaudet July 01, 2002

If you are on a diet, this is definetely the soup for you. I was so tempted to add some heavy cream, but decided to make this as is. It turned out very light and if you want a thicker consistency, prepare to simmer for another 30 min. I think next time I make this, I will add mushroom stock instead of water. It doesn't add much calorie to the soup but gives a substancial amount of flavour. But this is definetely a "slender" soup and costs considerably less (and tastes much better!) than those wishywashy "low-fat" soup you get at the deli. Thank you Karen!

Izzy Knight June 20, 2002

Karen, you don't have to be on a diet to love your soup! This reminds me of a soup handed down to me by my mom. I kept all of your proportions exactly the same, but I added 1/4 cup Heinz ketsup, 1 14.5 oz diced recipe ready tomatoes, 1 bay leaf, just 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp of cracked course ground pepper (instead of the 1/2 tsp pepper), and 1 clove of minced garlic. I added vegetables in the following order (when the first one got half tender I added the next) that way nothing got overcooked...onions, green beans, celery, then the carrots, and lastly the potato cubes. At the end I added an ear of fresh corn kernels. Cabbage and turnips instead of potatoes would be a change of pace. But let me tell you Karen it's a wonderful and tasty soup just the way you have it. So tangy and delicious! Thanks again Karen!

*~Suzy~* September 23, 2002