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Do you have an over abundance of summer vegetables?

here is a recipe that will use some of them and you can freeze it also

Summer Vegetable Soup with Rice and Beans


1 large onion, diced small
2 carrots, diced small
2 medium leeks, thinly sliced into half-moons
1 zucchini, diced small
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced thyme
1 bay leaf
3-5 cups vegetable broth, plus water to cover
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1-2 cups of corn kernels (from 2-3 ears of corn)
3 cups cooked rice or pasta
2 cups (or one 15-ounce can) cooked white beans like navy or cannellini
Salt and pepper
Optional Flavoring Extras: cheese rinds, 3-4 tablespoons leftover pesto or romesco sauce, roasted garlic


Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large dutch-oven or stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook the onions with a pinch of salt until they are translucent but not brown. Add the carrots, leeks, zucchini, and another healthy pinch of salt, and cook until they have softened. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and bay leaf, cooking just until the garlic is fragrant.

Pour in the broth, adding extra water to cover as needed to cover, and bring to a rapid simmer. Add the green beans along with any extra flavorings. Cook until the green beans are cooked through but still firm. Stir in the corn, rice or pasta, and white beans. Simmer until all the ingredients are warmed through. Taste, season with salt and pepper as needed, and serve.

If freezing I omit the rice and beans and then add them when I take the soup out to serve.


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 12:34 PM on Aug. 10, 2012 in Food & Drink

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  • Yes, I have a ton!! We buy a share in a farm co op every summer and this summer we have more than we need. But I work at a homeless shelter so the veggies never go to waste!!! Looks like a yummy recipe, I think I'll print it off for the cook at the shelter!! Thanks!

    Answer by Nimue930 at 12:51 PM on Aug. 10, 2012

  • I wish I did Christmas

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:41 PM on Aug. 10, 2012

  • YUM !!!

    Answer by drfink at 12:12 AM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • Yum that sounds good.

    Answer by booklover545 at 10:28 PM on Aug. 11, 2012

  • me too just trying to give some ideas if anyone has alot of fresh stuff and not know what to do with it

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 12:43 PM on Aug. 10, 2012

  • you can adjust the recipe to make more or less servings also

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 2:42 PM on Aug. 10, 2012

  • I make this and take it to church functions also

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 7:37 AM on Aug. 11, 2012