Vegetable soup provides a simple, stress-free dinner, plus it can help boost your immune system. This soup recipe includes lots of healthy vegetables and herbs that protect against colds and flu. Of course, it is almost summer in the Northern Hemisphere, so if you live there, the soup may not look appealing. However, if you have a random craving for soup, this will quickly become one of your favorites.
Many people love to make soup because it is a one pot recipe and it doesn’t require much preparation. Hopefully, you will enjoy this vegetable soup as much as we do!
How to Make Easy Vegetable Soup and Garlic Baguette
What you will need:
- Large soup pot
- Cutting board
- Immersion blender
- Small spatula
- Small bowl
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
Ingredients for the vegetable soup:
- 2 carrots
- Sweet potato
- 2 sticks of celery
- two garlic cloves
- A medium onion
- A few sprigs of thyme
- 2-3 bay leaves
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 1/2 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons soft butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Dried thyme
- Dried rosemary
- Cut the carrots, sweet potato, celery, and onion into cubes. Finely chop the garlic.
- Drizzle olive oil into the pot and turn the heat to a simmer.
- Put the celery, carrots and onion first. Stir frequently so everything cooks evenly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the ingredients start to soften a bit, add the sweet potato, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir these ingredients as well, and after they have cooked for 10-15 minutes, add the water.
- Bring it to a boil and let the vegetable soup simmer until sweet potato and carrots are completely soft.
- Now, let’s work on the garlic butter for the baguette. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, minced garlic, thyme, and rosemary.
- Use a small spatula to combine the ingredients well.
- After blending the butter, cut the baguette into slices. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Use the spatula to spread the herb butter over the bread. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.
- Now, let’s get back to the soup. Use tongs to remove the bay leaves and thyme.
- Remove the vegetable soup from the heat and use an immersion blender to create a rich, creamy soup.
- Transfer the soup to a bowl and top with a little cream. Dip a piece of your garlic baguette in the soup and enjoy!
Vegetable stew soup was a staple in medieval France, and is now popular all over the world. In the old days, they took fresh ingredients from their gardens to use in soup. This soup is especially comforting in the colder months, but it makes a great meal any time of year. It is also vegan and suitable for vegetarians.
- Be sure to sauté the onion, carrots, and celery in olive oil to bring out the flavors. This makes for a well-rounded, flavorful-flavored soup.
- Using water instead of vegetable or chicken broth gives the soup a cleaner taste. However, you can still use broth if you prefer.
- If you don’t have a handheld blender, feel free to use a blender or food processor to prepare the stew.
- Adding lemon juice gives the soup a tangy, tangy flavor and brings out the other flavors better.
- If you don’t have heavy cream as a garnish, use olive oil or coconut cream instead. You can even top the soup with walnuts or pesto for more texture and flavor.
Immune-Boosting Ingredients in This Delicious Vegetable Soup
- Garlic: This is one of the most powerful ingredients on Earth to boost immunity. Garlic contains high amounts of sulfur, which researchers believe explains the plant’s health benefits. It also has many antioxidants that help protect the body against oxidative damage. Ancient civilizations used garlic as an antifungal, antiseptic, and antibacterial.
- Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes have a ton of fiber, which helps keep you full longer. It also contributes to the health of your gut bacteria and promotes strong digestion. Sweet potatoes They’re also a nutrient powerhouse, containing the following in just one cup:
- Vitamin A: 769% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin C: 65% of the DV
- Manganese: 50% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 29% of the DV
- Potassium: 27% of the DV
- Pantothenic acid: 18% of the DV
- Copper: 16% of the DV
- Niacin: 15% of the DV
- Carrots: Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, a compound that gives this vegetable its rich orange color. Your body converts it into vitamin A, which is important for vision, development, and immune function. Carrots are also high in fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.
- Celery: Celery is rich in vitamins A, K, and C, along with minerals like folate and potassium. It also contains many phytonutrients, which have been associated with reducing inflammation. Due to the high fiber content, celery can also improve digestion.
- Onions: Onions are part of the same family of flowering plants as garlic, so their benefits are similar. Like garlic, onions have a ton of antioxidants and are also a powerful antibacterial.
- Thyme: Thyme has natural antiviral properties that strengthen the body’s defenses against colds, flu, and allergies.
- Bay leaves Bay leaves are a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. They can also improve digestion and some respiratory conditions.
Vegetable stew soup has been a staple in France for centuries and is now popular around the world. Make this soup any time of the year, because sometimes everyone needs comfort food. You can enjoy this dish alone or with it sandwich, salad or spaghetti plate. It should only take 30 minutes to make, and you can store leftovers in the fridge for a few days.
If you make this hearty vegetable soup, let us know how you liked it in the comments!