Vibrant Vegetable Soup

When last week’s plan of healthy eating turned into dining out, events, and takeout every night, we were left with a fridge full of produce that we needed to eat in a short space of time. Smoothies and chips took care of the kale overload, but we had a bunch of other healthy ingredients to use up. With temps falling, soup seemed like the perfect idea, and in just a short amount of time, a vibrant veggie soup came together.

broccoli

The ingredients:

4 cups broccoli florets, roasted at 400 for 20 minutes

3 cups baby spinach

2 cups sweet peppers, roasted at 400 for 20 minutes

1 cup white onion, chopped and sautéed in olive oil until soft

4 large potatoes, boiled until soft

Coconut milk – enough to make it into a soupy consistency

handful fresh cilantro

pepper

spinach

So Delicious Coconut Milk

Once the veggies were roasted and the potatoes were cooked through, I added it all to my Ninja blender with some curry powder, garlic, cumin, and chili powder and pureed until nice and smooth.

potatoes and spices

I returned it all to the pot and simmered it on low until we were ready to eat.

creamy vegetable soup

We each had a big bowl topped with Greek yogurt to add some protein and creaminess to it. For being just a bunch of vegetables and a few other ingredients blended together, we both thought the soup tasted like something you’d find at a nice restaurant. It was a great green color, packed full of nutrients to keep us from getting sick, and an easy way to avoid wasting food, something I absolutely hate doing. I’m trying to be more careful with grocery shopping, only getting enough for what we need and also trying to stay home more. It’s not been too hard in this frigid weather!

It’s time to meal plan for yet another week; what do you have on your menu for next week?

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Tags: broccoli, coconut milk, Food, healthy, peppers, potatoes, recipe, soup, spices, spinach, vegan, vegetables, Vegetarian

  1. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee’s avatar

    oo love that you roasted the vegs before making the soup. Loved roasted broc.

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  2. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Such a great color! I never make soup, but this might make me turn :)

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  3. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Ooooh, this looks and sounds delicious – and perfect for this freezing cold weather!

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  4. Lin’s avatar

    What a GREAT idea for veggies that need to get eaten! We were just talking about being better with menu planning, starting next week.

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  5. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    This is definitely the kind of thing I like to eat after days in a row of going out. Looks delicious!

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  6. Megan’s avatar

    I could definitely go for a luscious soup like this! No meal planning this week because I’ve got to go out 3 nights this week. We’ll probably do takeout in between.

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