Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup (Less Sodium)

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chicagoland Chef du

1 tsp Kosher salt has 1120 mg of Sodium. To match the "Nutritional Facts for Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup", you should only add 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt. Remember, there is salt in most store-bought chicken broth. Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, Giada at Home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the parsley, thyme, garlic, tomatoes and zucchini, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Slowly stir in the polenta and cook until the soup thickens and the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Ladle into soup bowls and serve.

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