Nutritious, Delicious Slow Simmered Summer Vegetable Soup


As we get deeper into the summer months I have been craving all the vegetables. Greens, beans and everything in between has been on our menu. Sometimes I like to just eat them raw with ranch or hummus, but  other times, I like to make a meal out of my veggies like in this delicious and nutritious vegetable soup.

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I have also been on a huge soup kick so I decided to take all the vegetables I love and make them into a soup. And what a fantastic soup it is! Not only does my Slow-Simmered Summer Vegetable Soup provide a ton of nutrition, but it also makes plenty for leftovers. I ate this for a week straight for lunch.

It does take a little longer to cook than most of my recipes because you really need to let it simmer long enough to meld all the delicious vegetable flavors together. I promise it’s worth the effort.

This recipe works for diets like low-carb, and if you sub the chicken broth with vegetable broth it will be a vegetarian’s dream come true. This is also the perfect recipe for those of you that like to meal-prep on Sundays since it makes so many meals. Cook once, eat twice…or two or three times.

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Slow-Simmered Vegetable Soup

Servings: 6-10


  • 48 oz. of chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs. of olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups of green beans, chopped
  • 1.5 cans of Cannelloni Beans, drained
  • 1 can of of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bag of frozen peas
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. of garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp. of oregano
  • .5 tsp. of celery salt
  • a handful of basil
  • Optional: Parmesan or mozzarella cheese

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1. Add olive oil to a large pot or Dutch Oven and heat through.

2. Add onions and cook until they are translucent. Then add the carrots and cook about about two minutes.

3. Add the chicken broth and the rest of your vegetables.

4. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium and add your spices.

5. Cook on medium for 30 minutes to one hour, stirring occasionally.

6. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 2 – 4 hours. Stir occasionally to make sure nothing is sitting on the bottom and burning. I ended up cooking mine on low for 6 just because we didn’t eat until 6 p.m. and I started making this in the morning. You want the vegetables to all soften and add their flavors to the broth.

7. Serve and add basil and cheese.

Happy eating, friends!

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  1. I love soup but I don’t get a chance to enjoy it very often because I have many picky eaters in my house who refused to eat it. And especially my husband who refuses to eat warm food like soup during the hot summer months .

  2. Soup is one of my go-to meals. Especially vegetable soup. Chuck all in the pot and mix with some diced tomatoes and stock and spices and voila! Love that this recipe is slow simmered! YUM!

  3. I love to eat soup on rainy days! (good thing, that’s our season here in the Philippines) I should give this a try

  4. This vegetable stew looks amazing. I need to make this really soon for a night that I just want some comfort food.

  5. This is my kind of soup! I hate watery soup and much prefer delicious chunks, I love how much you have packed in here

  6. We are all about soups here in our house. I usually make double so my husband can pack some for his lunches at work. He will love this one.

  7. That looks so good. I’m a big fan of vegetable soup. There’s something about all those veggies together that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  8. Oh this looks so good! I’m a huge fan of soup year round and love seeing all these yummy summer veggies in one bowl!

  9. This looks so amazing. Vegetable soup is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to give this a try this summer. I’m sure my family will enjoy it.

  10. Although my kids will never eat this because they are picky, it looks super delicious. I love vegetable meals. This would be a Great warm up the body kind of meal.

  11. We absolutely love vegetable soup in our house but typically don’t make it during the hot summer months. I should definitely give it a try using veggies from our garden!

  12. We love vegetable soup, and even better to make it in the slow cooker! I tend to make soup in the colder months, but this month has been cold and rainy.

  13. I love putting all kinds of veggies in my vegetable soup. More the merrier if you ask me. I don’t think I’ve included this much though, but maybe I should – yours looks so good.


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