Friday, July 24, 2009

Quick Vegetable Soup

I think I am posting a recipe on my blog after ages. But after 6 weeks of stay in India, I actually felt a little lost when I was suppose to get dinner on the table. Probably coz I was hardly cooking in India. Enjoying my mom's cooking. And not bothered about the regular thought of " what should I make for dinner tonite"

So a couple of nights back, I did not feel like cooking any thing major. There was frozen pasta in the fridge which took care of my hubby's dinner. I thought of making some soup for myself. Checked the fridge for whatever was available. Got hold of a few veggies.

Sauteed and pureed the veggies, added some spices and there I had it, Quick vegetable soup. Nothing fancy, just a hearty bowl of soup. Here goes the recipes

You Will need
  • Green onions- 1, chopped
  • Onions-1/2 chopped
  • Green bell peppers- 1/2, chopped
  • Cauliflower- 1/2 cut in florets
  • Carrot- 1 , chopped
  • Frozen corn- 1
  • Tomatoes- 1 tin (I used the diced tomato ), You could use regular diced tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Tabasco sauce- 1 tsp
  • Sea salt- to taste
  • Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Meditarrian seasoning from McCormick- 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable stock/chicken stock- 2-3 cups
  • Olive oil- 1tbsp

You have to

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onions,saute. Add the tomatoes. Saute
  3. Add all the vegetables along with the salt. Cover and cook.
  4. Add the stock and let it simmer till veggies get cook. Cool.
  5. Puree all the vegetables in a blender.
  6. Return the puree to the saucepan. Add some more stock.
  7. Add the pepper along with the tomato sauce and the Tabasco.
  8. Bring to a boil. Taste for seasoning.
  9. Garnish with some sour cream/ butter and some green onions.
  10. Enjoy it.

I realised after tasting it, that it missed a bite. So croutons could taste really good, even boiled pasta would taste really yummy. This can even be used as a base to make some variations of other soups. Some cream too would make it richer.



Uma said...

that's healthy and refreshing soup karuna! looks so yummy :)

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