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Quick and Easy Garden Soup

During the summer I have a bounty of fresh vegetables from both my own garden and from local farmers, so I often make this quick and easy garden soup.

It only takes about 20 minutes to put together, depending on how much chopping you need to do.

Most of us tend to have quite a bit of summer squash (check out other summer squash recipes) tomatoes, and corn in the mid-summer, so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate these ingredients.

Ingredients for Garden Soup

  • One med onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • summer squash of any variety, chopped
  • corn from 2 ears or 3/4 cup of frozen corn
  • some sliced young okra ( if you like)
  • small fingerling potatoes, sliced
  • 2-3 small ripe tomatoes
  • 32 oz box vegetable or chicken broth
  • Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning
  • Your favorite hot sauce
  • green onions for garnish

onions and garlic

My family loves onion and garlic, so today’s soup, like many others, started with sauteing chopped onion and garlic in some olive oil in a 2 quart saucepan.



Garden Soup IngredientsAfter the onions are cooked, I added the rest of the vegetables and some vegetable or chicken broth. I use whatever vegetables I have on hand. Today I added chopped summer squash, fresh corn cut off the cob ( frozen corn works, too), fingerling potatoes and slices of young okra from my garden.

After the soup was simmering, I also added some fresh garden tomato wedges and adjusted the spices. ( I love Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning) Top with chopped green onions.  A  little hot sauce for a kick is also delicious.

There you have it!  A quick and easy  supper of Garden Soup is ready!

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