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With our miserable bone-chilling weather, I had a taste for a good hearty quick soup. However, when I went to the local grocery store (why are they all called ?supermarkets?? how come there are no averagemarkets, goodmarkets, or alsoranmarkets?} to purchase the vegetables, the only green beans they had looked every bit as bad as TV chef Jamie Oliver?s hair. So I was forced to nix the beans, but I got lucky and spotted a couple of very decent ears of corn, so I cut the corn off the cobs and used that instead. I was out of homemade beef broth and I would only use store-bought beef broth to feed starving Armenians, so I made a quick broth using English Bovril which has an extremely intense beef flavour ? that, combined with the tomato flavour, was absolutely heavenly. I also lucked out and found very fresh herbs in the store, so I used them instead of dried. As to the garlic cloves, I referred to Recipezaar member MeanChef?s famous garlic formula: ?If a recipe calls for one garlic clove, use three?. The end result of all this was a most superior quick and easy soup that warmed the cockles of the hearts of all those who consumed it.
This is an excellent recipe not only for people watching their calories and fat, but for anyone that loves a good vegetable soup. I have tried it with both chicken and beef broth and they are equally as good. For a little extra I have added pieces of chicken, mushrooms and celery. Five stars in my book.
This is an excellent recipe with an added bonus of being good for the diet conscious! I loved it! I am partial to chicken soup, so I used the chicken broth. Thanks for posting!
This is a very nice soup we love having when it gets cold. Truly good!!
Delicious recipe. I used this soup to break a 30 day fast. Vegetables never tasted so good. I omitted the tomatoe paste and added a can of diced tomatoes instead. I also added a hot pepper to the soup. My guest couldn't stop eating it. I'm adding chicken today. Thanks a bunch.
A very tasty soup! Quick and healthy, perfect for lunch with a sandwich.
Hmmm...not sure why this recipe didn't turn out well for me. I love veggie soup of all kinds. After cooking and tasting this combination, I had to really tweak it to get some flavor. I used veggie broth and maybe that's why it was so bland, but I added a little red wine, a bit of soy sauce, more onion, mushrooms, celery and half a tomato, some fresh parsley and more salt than I would have liked. The end result was good, but still not very flavorful. Maybe it was my broth? It was a good brand, but you never know. I would have thought the veggies would have given it more flavor, it just tasted watery. I'm glad to have tried this recipe, thanks for posting.
I love this soup, I make it all the time! Only thing I do different is saute the cabbage, garlic and carrots together then add to soup. I add the canned diced tomatoes, and whole tomatoes with the juice drained. Add mushrooms and more broth. I cook it on low all day. It comes out so yummy! Sometimes I add chicken to mix it up a bit. Everyone that tastes it loves it. It lasts for days and it's so good!!!
This was ok, but I like my own vegetable soup better. I do not know if it was the tomato paste or the low amount of garlic or what. It had a slightly off taste. I usually use more garlic and fresh tomatoes.
Made this today for our lunch today...quite tasty. I did minced up a little more garlic and added some red pepper flakes for some zing and in DH's bowl I added some leftover cooked chicken. I think next time I might try another reviewers suggestion and put in a can of rotel tomatoes (for the tomato paste). Made for Junes Tag Game -- Romero y Oregano.