Weight Watchers 0 Point Garden Vegetable Soup

"This soup has been around for years! I taught Weight Watchers for 20 years and have been wildly endorsing this soup that long too! For WW Point followers, be aware that if you add starchy vegetables, you no longer have a 0 Point recipe. As well, if you use homemade stock, you may no longer have a 0 Point recipe. This recipe has a lot of "wiggle" room. I use home made chicken or turkey broth (very low sodium that way). Sometimes I'll use fresh spinach. In a pinch, I'll use canned green beans. I also like to play with the seasonings. I'll use fresh herbs from the garden when in season or I might try using hot sauce or pepper flakes to give it some heat. Also, try adding leftover chicken or shrimp but be sure to figure the points if you're following WW Points. This is a truly delicious, versatile and healthy dish!"
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Spray a large sauce pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • Saute garlic, onions and carrots for 5 minutes.
  • Add broth, tomato paste, green beans, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for a about 5-10 minutes until all vegetables are tender.
  • Add the zucchini and simmer for 5 minutes longer.
  • Add frozen spinach and continue heating until the soup is steaming hot.

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Reviews

  1. Dogloverdi
    Our leader said that if you are tired of vegetable soup, to puree it and with one laughing cow cheese it becomes a cream of vegetable soup. A good change up for this recipe.
     
  2. trinagoemer
    Love this soup, making a big batch tommrow, freezes well to. Great to eat after a long walk with my dog on a cool autumn day.
     
  3. Madeline M.
    So delicious. I added a a wedge of light laughing cow cheese to my soup when I reheated it. I know that adds a 1/2 point but what a great taste to an already great tasting soup.
     
  4. booklover5151
    I love this soup because it's so versatile. I made it last night with zucchini and Mexican gray squash, diced canned tomatoes, and added shredded cabbage. I didn't have any carrots or spinach, but with the extra squash and cabbage it was great anyway.
     
  5. Lab Lover
    I have been making this soup since I first joined Weight Watchers 10 years ago. It is delicious even for those who aren't watching their calorie intake. Also a great way to get more veggies in your diet!
     
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  1. gerda v.
    I see cabbage in the photo, but none listed in the recipe. Wonderful soup. Love making it for friends.
     

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