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Low-Fat Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sarah Longoria
Added: Saturday, November 24, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 medium zucchini, sliced
2 medium carrots, sliced
10 mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 10-ounce russet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 14 1/2-ounce cans vegetable broth
3 cups canned crushed tomatoes with added puree
1 14 1/2-ounce cans stewed tomatoes
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Additional chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Directions:
Combine zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, onion and potato in heavy large Dutch oven. Add vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, 3 tablespoons parsley, cilantro, garlic, basil and oregano. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Strain cooking liquid into large saucepan; reserve vegetables. Place 3 cups vegetables in blender. Add 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Puree until smooth. Stir puree into remaining cooking liquid in saucepan. Return remaining vegetables to cooking liquid. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 5 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Bring soup to simmer. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with additional parsley.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8

 

 

 

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