Italian Vegetable Soup

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Italian Vegetable Soup

It's very cold here in Massachusetts in December.  I love soup and so does my granddaughter Brooke.  No matter what time of the year it is wr love to make soup.

Since I keep many vegetables in the refrigerator, in the pantry and in the freezer.  Frozen vegetables are so handy.  Don't you get so mad when you buy fresh vegetables and you don't use them for a few days then when you grab them - they are bad!  I HATE wasting food and money.  That's why I keep vegetables I don't use everyday in the freezer.

Now I am not advertising for Bush's but I do love their chili starter beans.  You also use the juice in the can to add extra flavor to your soups or chilis.  If you use "regular" canned beans please drain and rinse before adding to your soups and chilis.

This soup is amazing!  If I may say so myself.  Enjoy xo Cindy

P.S.  Since I haven't been feeling good and sipping on green tea with fresh ginger and tumeric.  I decided to shred some tumeric into the soup as well.  #tumeric

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, about 4 cups chopped
  • 1 bag frozen Italian green beans
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can white kidney beans
  • 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

Directions

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add in oil and let it get hot.  Add in carrots, celery, onion and garlic.  Let cook for about 7 minutes.

     

  2. Add in cabbage and combine with the vegetables and continue cooking for 7 minutes.  Add in green beans then season with 1 1/4 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper.  

  3. Add in diced tomatoes, beans, broth and Italian seasoning.  Stir to combine, cover and let cook for 15 minutes then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes. Taste for any additional seasonings.

    Ladle and enjoy!

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