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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  • Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) June 15, 2017 06.24 pm

    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 .

  • Jessica Joachim June 15, 2017 06.28 pm

    This looks so good! I love a good soup, and this looks super simple. I like soup year round too. 🙂

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh June 16, 2017 12.30 am

    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.

  • Cassie June 16, 2017 01.15 am

    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!

  • Brand with BigFitFam June 16, 2017 04.25 am


  • rhianwestbury June 16, 2017 09.56 am

    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

  • Witches Tell The Story June 16, 2017 01.12 pm

    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

  • Pam June 16, 2017 02.47 pm

    This looks delicious and I love that it is Paleo!!! I’ll definitely be trying this and am pinning it for later. Thanks

  • Journa Liz Servito Ramirez June 16, 2017 03.48 pm

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

  • Di Hickman June 16, 2017 06.52 pm

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

  • Jeanine June 16, 2017 06.56 pm

    Yum this looks really delicious! I love making my own homemade soups. Nothing is better or more comforting!

  • Jalisa Marie June 16, 2017 07.41 pm

    I’m a sucker for vegetalble soups especially when its cold weather season.

  • Nicole Shillings June 16, 2017 10.17 pm

    I think I could eat soup everyday, even in the summer. This looks wonderful! Summer veggie soup is always best.

  • Donah @ SJB June 16, 2017 10.57 pm

    May I copy your recipe. It really catch my attention because of its very healthy ingredients.

  • lydia June 17, 2017 03.27 pm

    Ooh this looks delicious!! I will definitely be making this sometime this summer!

  • Heather Riccobono (@BrieBrieBlooms) June 17, 2017 03.38 pm

    This looks delicious. My daughters really like soup. And I really like easy dinners that are packed full of veggies!

  • Heather June 17, 2017 05.08 pm

    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!

  • cvnxena June 17, 2017 07.32 pm

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

  • fashionphases June 17, 2017 11.11 pm

    I totally enjoy eating healthy meals. I find that dishes with veggies are one of my favorites.

  • Dawn McAlexander June 18, 2017 12.00 am

    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!

  • Tabitha Shakespeare June 18, 2017 04.26 pm

    This sounds so so yummy! Veggie soup is one of my favorite things!

  • Brittany Muddamalle June 19, 2017 12.22 pm

    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!

  • Leslie Hernandez June 20, 2017 03.58 am

    mm this soup definitely looks yummy. I love soup but don’t have it that often. Will be saving this recipe 😉

  • Kate June 12, 2018 08.58 pm

    I’m a big fan of homemade soups and this one sounds delicious… I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try!

  • Robin Rue June 12, 2018 09.00 pm

    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.

  • Stacie June 12, 2018 09.22 pm

    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.

  • Allison Cooper June 12, 2018 09.24 pm

    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!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti June 12, 2018 11.06 pm

    I love soup all year round and love your recipe. Our family loves vegetables so this would be perfect to make.

  • Amy June 12, 2018 11.33 pm

    I love vegetable soup! This looks like it can use a lot of garden-fresh veggies.

  • Kathy June 13, 2018 12.32 am

    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.

  • GiGi Eats June 13, 2018 01.04 am

    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!

  • Angela June 13, 2018 01.33 am

    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!!

  • Mama to 6 Blessings June 13, 2018 02.00 am

    That sounds like a tasty recipe. Make a huge batch and have lots of leftovers, sounds like a plan to me! Yum!

  • Emily June 13, 2018 02.37 am

    Um, yum! This is a great way to use up garden veggies!

  • krystal June 13, 2018 03.06 am

    This is delicious! I’d love to make more soup – it’s refreshing when I’m having a sluggish day.

  • Sinisa June 13, 2018 03.24 am

    I guess I am having soups for dinner tomorrow after reading this. Soup is the best dinner ever.

  • Bianca Dottin June 13, 2018 03.57 am

    Soup is something that I don’t make very often. This looks like a great recipe to try!

  • Stephanie June 13, 2018 04.38 am

    Vegetable soup is great, but I love it during colder weather. This looks delicious!

  • Dawn Lopez June 13, 2018 05.03 am

    This looks like a simple and delicious soup. My family loves vegetables so I should have no complaints for making this for dinner.

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore June 13, 2018 06.52 am

    This looks really delicious! Healthy and really comforting!

  • Lisa Favre June 13, 2018 11.59 am

    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!

  • Kayla June 13, 2018 12.11 pm

    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.

  • Jennifer June 13, 2018 12.34 pm

    I’m not one who likes soup during the summer, but I think I could go for this!

  • Marina June 13, 2018 02.24 pm

    Will try this for sure, saved your recipe x

  • Holly Lasha June 13, 2018 03.30 pm

    Yummy! This looks perfect. I am hungry just reading your post! Definitely going to make this recipe!

  • Amanda June 13, 2018 03.42 pm

    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!

  • Jodi June 13, 2018 04.09 pm

    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.

  • Helene June 13, 2018 04.25 pm

    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

  • Kim Croisant June 13, 2018 06.31 pm

    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.

  • Katie June 13, 2018 11.14 pm

    Yum! This sounds so good! What a perfect meal to make.

  • Kim June 14, 2018 11.40 am

    Mmm I love a good soup! This is perfect meal to make on chilly or sick days 🙂

  • Tonya Michelle June 14, 2018 10.57 pm

    Oh this looks great and healthy too!! I’m printing this out for my recipe binder

  • Patranila June 16, 2018 12.55 am

    Cooking is not my favorite thing so when I do cook, I definitely need to have a stockpile of leftovers. This is perfect!

  • hieu le June 16, 2018 04.07 am

    aaa so yummyyy. I want to make one. Thanks for the recipe


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