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.
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.
Slow-Simmered Vegetable Soup
- 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
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!
For more recipes, click here. And to find all our soup recipes, click here.
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 .
This looks so good! I love a good soup, and this looks super simple. I like soup year round too. 🙂
I make soup and chili year round. If you like something eat it, no matter the outside temperature. With that being said, I’ve never thought about making a soup with summer vegetables. It sounds and looks amazing.
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!
I LOVE A GOOD SIMMERED SOUP, I LOVE TO PUT THEM INTHE CROCK POT ALL DAY! I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO SAVE THIS FOR THE COOLER MONTHS. SUMMER + PREGNANT+ STOVETOP COOKING = SERIOUSLY GRUMPY MAMA
Soups are so easy to make but I rarely do them, I never think of them as summer food but this sounds so good x
I have a soup maker and I have never used it. Reading your post I really want to go and make soup. Thanks for sharing x
This looks delicious and I love that it is Paleo!!! I’ll definitely be trying this and am pinning it for later. Thanks
I love to eat soup on rainy days! (good thing, that’s our season here in the Philippines) I should give this a try
This vegetable stew looks amazing. I need to make this really soon for a night that I just want some comfort food.
Yum this looks really delicious! I love making my own homemade soups. Nothing is better or more comforting!
I’m a sucker for vegetalble soups especially when its cold weather season.
I think I could eat soup everyday, even in the summer. This looks wonderful! Summer veggie soup is always best.
May I copy your recipe. It really catch my attention because of its very healthy ingredients.
Ooh this looks delicious!! I will definitely be making this sometime this summer!
This looks delicious. My daughters really like soup. And I really like easy dinners that are packed full of veggies!
I make something similar to this – and you are right, letting the soup simmer for a long time is key! I can’t wait to try your version!
This is my kind of soup! I hate watery soup and much prefer delicious chunks, I love how much you have packed in here
I totally enjoy eating healthy meals. I find that dishes with veggies are one of my favorites.
This looks so delicious. It is chocked full of veggies. That’s the kind of soup that I like. Thick and chunky is the way to go!
This sounds so so yummy! Veggie soup is one of my favorite things!
I am pretty sure that I could live on vegetable soup! It’s so good and you can add whatever veggies you have lying around the house.I can’t wait to try this one!
mm this soup definitely looks yummy. I love soup but don’t have it that often. Will be saving this recipe 😉
I’m a big fan of homemade soups and this one sounds delicious… I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try!
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.
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.
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!
I love soup all year round and love your recipe. Our family loves vegetables so this would be perfect to make.
I love vegetable soup! This looks like it can use a lot of garden-fresh veggies.
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.
I could 10000% use a bowl of this right now. I think I am hungry but I am also nauseated! ha! THIS could cure me!
Soups are such a great way to get in a ton of veggies at once!! This looks so delicious. Love all the fresh. flavorful ingredients!!
That sounds like a tasty recipe. Make a huge batch and have lots of leftovers, sounds like a plan to me! Yum!
Um, yum! This is a great way to use up garden veggies!
This is delicious! I’d love to make more soup – it’s refreshing when I’m having a sluggish day.
I guess I am having soups for dinner tomorrow after reading this. Soup is the best dinner ever.
Soup is something that I don’t make very often. This looks like a great recipe to try!
Vegetable soup is great, but I love it during colder weather. This looks delicious!
This looks like a simple and delicious soup. My family loves vegetables so I should have no complaints for making this for dinner.
This looks really delicious! Healthy and really comforting!
My best friend is a vegan and I am always racking my brain on what to serve her when she comes over. This vegetable soup seems so tasty and hearty!
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.
I’m not one who likes soup during the summer, but I think I could go for this!
Will try this for sure, saved your recipe x
Yummy! This looks perfect. I am hungry just reading your post! Definitely going to make this recipe!
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!
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.
I love soups and vegetables! What’s a better combination? Looks delicious and I am sure is very healthy as well!
Helene // Beautiful Is My Attire
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.
Yum! This sounds so good! What a perfect meal to make.
Mmm I love a good soup! This is perfect meal to make on chilly or sick days 🙂
Oh this looks great and healthy too!! I’m printing this out for my recipe binder
Cooking is not my favorite thing so when I do cook, I definitely need to have a stockpile of leftovers. This is perfect!
aaa so yummyyy. I want to make one. Thanks for the recipe