Fall Vegetable Soup

by danielle on November 1, 2012

Happy November! Since it’s November 1st today I think it’s finally time I accept that it is getting colder outside and summer is over! Until I actually follow through with my dream of moving to California where it’s warm all year round, I need to accept that I am in Boston, it is cold, and soup season has started! This is one of my favorite vegetable soups and a great way to keep you healthy through cold and flu season thanks to all the vitamin rich vegetables!

Vegetable Bean soup

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 bell peppers (I used one yellow and one red)
  • 3-4 cups chopped kale
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced and no salt added tomatoes
  • 32 fl. oz container of vegetable broth
  • 1/4  cup fresh basil
  • 1 15 oz can organic Northern beans
  • Sea salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large pot warm your tbs. of olive oil.
  2. Add in your chopped carrot, chopped bell peppers, and zucchini and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the kale and diced tomatoes and stir occasionally 4 minutes longer.
  4. Add in your vegetable broth. Use your judgement on how much broth you prefer. I like my soup thick so I used around 1/2 of the broth. If you like your soup thinner add in the full container.
  5. Add in your fresh basil, beans, sea salt, and pepper to your liking.
  6. Let your soup simmer over low heat for 10-20 minutes.

Vegetable bean soup

vegetable bean soup

If you could relocate to anywhere in the world (entire family in tow as I would need to!) where would you go??? For me it would be Southern California!

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Lucie November 1, 2012 at 8:22 am

Same here! San Diego! I love that place! And that soup looks delicious…..

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Lucie! Love San Diego too!

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Jessie November 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

Yay for fall recipes already! This vegetable soup sounds delicious :)

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Jessie!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

That looks like a bowl of goodness right there!

For me, hands down, I’d move to the mountains of Colorado. Someday……

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Yes Someday! It’s fun to dream about!

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

LOVE vegetable soup!! i would move somewhere WARM! cali or florida for sure!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Totally! Let’s go!

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Laura November 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I make a similar soup year round, live it! I use cabbage instead of kale often and always toss in onions and garlic (it’s the Italian side of me!)
I LOVE cold weather so this is my favorite time of year.

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Your version sounds delicious! I’m so not a true Italian, I don’t like onions and garlic!

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Katie @wishandwhimsy November 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Oh how pretty! I love the vibrant colors and all of the veggies. I bet this is delicious!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Thanks Katie! It was really good and I felt so healthy eating it !

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Ugh I’ve been dreaming of living somewhere warm since it snowed last weekend. I’d love to move somewhere like New Zealand or Greece, but realistically I’d probably just move to Southern Cali as well.

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Let’s do it! I would move in a heartbeat!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige November 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Yum! I’ve been in a soup mood lately.
I’d move to San Diego…even though I’ve never been there lol

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

me too! I’ve been craving soup! I would totally go to san diego too! I’ve been there once and loved it!

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Kat November 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Come on out here to LA with me!!! Although I do hate the traffic out here, theres way too many people, so maybe you dont wanna come out here and join the masses. BUT, we dont get tornados or hurricanes, which is always a plus :) If you ever visit, let me know!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I would totally love to come out there!!! I can handle traffic as long as there’s sunshine!

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Chelsa November 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Yum that looks so good and healthy. This would be good to have around the house for those days when I feel like eating because I’m bored. I have been meaning to make soup but I just keep buying Mom’s Chicken Soup from whole food’s hot bar. I like it because it only has chicken and veggies without the noodles.

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

That sounds great! I’ll have to look for that next time I’m at whole foods! This soup freezes well too! I have a batch in my fridge and also kept some in the freezer for later!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl November 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

This looks super delish and easy! I would choose to move to California or Flordia for sure and very close the beach!!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Me too! Anywhere warm and with a beach and I’m there!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I absolutely love soup when it is cold and I love soup filled with vegetables!!! This sounds delicious!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectabesl November 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I love soup in the fall! So warming and good! I would relocate my whole family back to the mountains in Tennessee. I love where I’m from!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Me too! I just start craving soup as soon as it gets colder out!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thank you for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious and beyond easy to make…my kind of recipe!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Glad you like it Hannah!

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Lisa November 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Oh boy, this looks so delicious! And contains about all my favorite veggies. Soup is the greatest for this time of year! I would also love to move to California…first I have to somehow get myself to the States ha ha.

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Hahaha no problem! I’m totally on board to move to California!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love soups like this for the fall! Even though it’s not warmer there, I would love to move to France. I think I’d be in heaven with all the amazing food!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I’ve never been to France but I bet it’s fabulous!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear November 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

That soup looks delish. As for where I’d relocate? That’s difficult. Probably London or San Fransisco :)

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I’ve never been to either place but I’d definitely like to see San Francisco!

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Tina @ Best Body Fitness November 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

This looks so hearty but still light. Yum! Gotta make some.

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Thanks Tina! It was super filling!

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Anne@LoveMintChip November 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

this looks amazing!!! relocate…. hmm… anywhere with a beach and warm weather :)

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Totally with you! As long as there’s a beach I’m there!

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Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer November 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

oh yum. I love soup.

if i could go anywhere it would be texas. ahhhh texas.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I’ve never been to Texas but I’d love to visit!

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Austin November 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Oh it’s definitely the season for soup!

I feel the pull toward a warmer climate too, but I’m actually considering moving somewhere even colder – from urban Seattle to the rural mountains. I’m attracted to the idea of open spaces, quiet, darkness, the possibility of a large vegetable garden, chickens, goats and dogs. It’s something I’m considering right now, but there is so much I love about living in the city too – having awesome neighbors, the local health food co-op, so many cultural activities, and my church.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Yes definitely soup season now!

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Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife November 2, 2012 at 1:26 am

this is really weird but i’m not a fan of brothy soups… i mean some i do but i’m more of a creamy soup person… i do love a whole bunch of veggies in one bowl though! (:

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I’m actually not either! I usually add less broth and more veggies to my batches when I make them!

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Corrie Anne November 2, 2012 at 5:33 am

I would move back to the Dominican Republic in a heartbeat. I really miss it. Especially in the winter!

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I bet! I would love some of their sunshine right now!

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Caitlin November 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Danielle, this soup looks incredible. It reminds me of a wonderful veggie minestrone I used to have where I went to college. It had not too many noodles, just so many of the big beautiful colorful veggies!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

Thanks so much Caitlin! It’s perfect for when it gets colder out!

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rach November 3, 2012 at 3:25 am

how many servings is this? thanks. Did you serve it with anything?

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

It made 8-10 servings! I didn’t have it with anything else but you definitely could!

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