Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup

25 Jun

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If you are new to cooking, this soup offers an ideal way to develop your culinary skills and confidence. I made this soup in June 2011 for my boyfriend at the time who had never boiled water before and I was determined to teach him how to cook. As I told him, “Food does not get simpler than this. Chop some vegetables. Dump them in a pot with water, chicken broth, and vegetable juice and boil until tender.” The result: tasty, nutritious soup to last you for the week! That’s all there is to it!

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes 6 servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) can tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (I use V-8 juice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh green beans
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Creole seasoning to taste


  • In a large stock pot, combine broth, tomato juice, water, potatoes, carrots, celery, undrained chopped tomatoes, green beans, and corn.
  • Season with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Soups


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