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Garden Vegetable Soup

During the Depression, the backyard garden was the source for most of our food. I can remember picking fresh vegetables and then enjoying the mouthwatering aroma as this soup simmered for hours. We children could hardly wait for our dinner of soup, hot rolls and apple pie!—Dorothy Miller, Royersford, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours 35 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (about 3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 small head cabbage (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 3 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 5 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes or 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large kettle or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2-1/2 hours or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze soup in serving-size airtight containers to enjoy months later.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 64 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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