Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Tomato, Vegetable & Bean Soup

Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 

I was looking for something healthy and simple to kick off the new year 
and found this yummy soup when I was browsing!

With a bit of crusty bread it was perfect for a cold winter night 
and a healthy start to the new year :)

 Lots of yummy ingredients. You could definitely add others into the mix too!

**squee** I got to use my new Le Creuset Dutch Oven that I got for Christmas!! 
I've got the BEST mom!

Chop up your onion, garlic and carrots into small bits and thinly slice celery.
Saute for 3 minutes on medium-high heat.

Add vegetable broth, thinly sliced zucchini, diced tomatoes and tomato paste.
I used about 2 fresh tomatoes and two cans of drained diced tomatoes.

Bring to a boil then simmer 15 minutes!
Add beans and simmer 2 additional minutes.

Season to taste and add a chunk a fresh bakery bread 
and you've got a delicious dinner in under 30 minutes!

Tomato, Vegetable & Bean Soup Recipe (click HERE for printable recipe)
Total time 30 minutes, serves 4

1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 T extra virgin olive oil
3 cups vegetable stock
2 pounds tomatoes, chopped  (or 2 cans diced tomatoes or a combo)
2 T tomato paste
2 zucchini halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 large carrot, finely chopped
2 stalks celery thinly sliced
14 oz red kidney beans
salt and pepper
  • Dice and slice all ingredients.
  • Saute the onion and garlic in oil on med-low heat until softened, about 3 minutes
  • Add vegetable stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, zuchhini, carrot and celery
  • bring to a boil
  • cover and simmer over med-low heat until the zucchini is tender, about 15 minutes
  • add beans and simmer an additional 2 minutes
  • season with salt and pepper to taste
  • serve hot!

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  1. Oh this sounds yummy. I think the girls would love it!

    1. It was so good Penni. It's one I'll definitely be making again :)

  2. I love soups in the winter time. Keeps you warm. And this recipe looks so tasty. Thanks.
    Sue B

    1. It really was nice when it's dipping into the 20s & 30s. Had some leftover for lunch today and it's even better then when it first came off the stove :)

      Thanks for coming by Sue! Happy cooking!!

  3. I have all these ingredients in my kitchen and plan on making this Sat. when I'm off work. What a great meal for these cold days!

    1. Oh it was. I just finished it off. It's been in the 30s-40s here and so yummy to come home too! Hope you enjoy it :) It was really an easy one to make which is always a big plus for me!


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