Garden Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe

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This Garden Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe has become a favorite around our house! It’s packed full of flavor, goodness and vegetables, making it a nourishing and balanced meal.

Start by prepping the vegetables: dice one large onion, one large carrot and three stalks of celery. Heat some olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, then add the vegetables. Sauté until softened and fragrant, about five minutes. Add one diced zucchini, one can of diced tomatoes (undrained), two cloves of minced garlic and two cups vegetable or chicken stock. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low – simmer for fifteen minutes or until the vegetables are cooked completely through.

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Video Tutorial

This garden tomato vegetable soup recipe is easy to make and full of flavour! In this tutorial video, we’ll take you through each step to help you create a delicious homemade meal.

To begin, gather your ingredients. You’ll need 4 large tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 celery stick, 1 onion and 3 cloves garlic. Start by chopping the onion and celery and sauté them in a pot with the olive oil over medium heat until the vegetables are soft and translucent. Add in the chopped garlic followed by the tomatoes and salt & pepper to taste. Simmer for 25 minutes before blending together until smooth. Return it to the pot and heat through for an additional 5 minutes before serving with crusty bread and a dallop of sour cream or cashew cream on top if desired. Enjoy!

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Substitutions/Adaptations

If you do not have fresh garden tomatoes available, canned diced tomatoes or tomato sauce can be used as a substitute. Additionally, if you prefer a different vegetable in the soup, substitutes such as onion, red pepper, zucchini, pumpkin or green beans can be used in place of one or more of the vegetables in the recipe. In terms of the herbs and spices called for, oregano and parsley may be substituted for basil and garlic powder for fresh garlic. Finally, if using jarred marinara sauce instead of crushed tomatoes, swap out the water for vegetable broth for extra flavor.

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This garden tomato vegetable soup is the perfect comfort food to enjoy during cold, winter days. For a delicious side dish to accompany it, consider making a bright, colorful salad such as a Mediterranean Orange Salad with Feta and Olives or a Dill-Pickled Beetroot Salad. To start off the meal, you could make a savory appetizer such as Spinach Artichoke Dip or Baked Zucchini Sticks. Enjoy!

History and Origins

The origin of garden tomato vegetable soup is thought to have stemmed from ancient recipes in Europe. Its earliest forms were likely made from wild fruits and vegetables that could be easily foraged, such as tomatoes and carrots. Tomato-based soups were often served as the starter course for a meal before the main course. Over time, recipes for this type of soup became more commonplace and people began adding additional ingredients like garlic, celery, and herbs based on what was available in their own areas. By the 1700s, soup had become a staple dish throughout Europe with various regional variations all having their own unique ingredients and spices. Today, we continue to enjoy garden tomato vegetable soup as a delicious meal that has its roots planted in European tradition!

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Cooking Tips

– Make sure to use ripe tomatoes for this recipe for the best flavor.
– For a variant, you can substitute some of the water with vegetable broth for added flavor.
– Blend all the ingredients with an immersion blender before adding the cooked pasta to make sure the soup has a smooth consistency.
– If you want a spicy soup, you can add some chili flakes while cooking to give it a bit more heat.
– Taste as you go and adjust seasoning if needed with salt and pepper before serving.

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