Tuesday, February 23, 2010

V9 (or V10) Soup


















Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped leeks, white part only (from approximately 3 medium leeks)
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
1/2 cups chopped white onion
2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds (approximately 2 medium)
2 cups celery, peeled and chopped (approximately 2 medium)
2 cups zucchini, chopped (approximately 2 medium)
2 cups summer squash (approximately 2 medium)
2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
2 cups fresh green beans, broken or cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 quarts vegetable broth
4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
2 ears corn, kernels removed or 1 bag of frozen sweet or white corn
1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste

Technique

Heat the olive oil in large, stockpot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the leeks, onions and garlic until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes, and green beans and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the stock, increase the heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the tomatoes, corn kernels, celery, squash and zucchini. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the vegetables are fork tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley and lemon juice. Top with feta or cheddar. I served mine with crusty bread and an olive oil/pesto dip yum!!! Buon appetito!

*If you live in the Cleveland area this is a take on Aladdin's V9 Soup :)



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