Posted 2 weeks ago

Eat Well, Live Well – Quick Eight Vegetable Soup

Looking for a healthy dish you can prepare in a breeze? Frozen veggies cut down on prep time and thanks to flash-freezing technology, contain the same (if not more)  nutrients as their fresh counterparts. Beans add protein and extra fiber. Serve this soup with some warm, crusty whole grain bread for a quick and wholesome meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added black, Great Northern, or navy beans
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup frozen tri-colored bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano or thyme
  • Pinch of dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth and bring liquid to boil. Add lima beans, reduce heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Add canned beans, mixed vegetables, peppers, oregano and pepper flakes and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Add broccoli, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. This soup keeps covered in refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat in covered pot over medium heat.
  3. To serve, divide soup among deep bowls. Option to top each serving with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.