Winter Vegetable Soup

A comforting soup filled with onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, chards, and carrot greens. This winter vegetable soup is easy to make using ingredients found at the farmer’s market and a great way to stay warm on cold winter days.

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Monday!

We spent the weekend celebrating the Lunar New Year with family. For us, Lunar New Year is filled with traditions. Visiting families and friends, eating lots and lots of foods, and of course, the superstitions. But it was definitely fun, and I’m so glad that I have an extra day off this weekend to recover from my food coma!

Aren’t these sweets so cute? We used them for Lunar New Year decorations, but I think they’re better for Valentine’s Day.

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s been super cold this winter, and so of course, the best way to stay warm, for me anyway,  is with comforting soup. This winter vegetable soup is filled with ingredients that I found at the farmer’s market. The ingredients are fresh and the soup healthy.

Sometimes, I like wandering around the farmer’s market to see what’s available. There are fruits and vegetables that you don’t always find at your supermarket. So I picked up carrots with the carrot top greens still attached, parsnips, chard, and thyme. If you prefer, you can substitute the chards with kale or spinach instead.

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a medium sized pot, add olive oil and allow it to heat for a minute. Then add minced garlic and diced onions. Allow the garlic and onions to cook for a few minutes until softened and aromatic.

Add chopped carrots and parsnips to the pot, and cook them for several minutes.

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pour the vegetable broth into the pot. Then add chopped chards, carrot greens, and fresh thyme. Allow the soup to simmer until the vegetables are tender. Season the soup with salt to taste.

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Serve the soup warm.

Enjoy!

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Winter Vegetable Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Winter Vegetable Soup
 
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A warm comforting soup filled with onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, chards, and carrot greens. This winter vegetable soup is easy to make using ingredients found at the farmer’s market and a great way to stay warm on cold winter days.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 carrots + optional carrot top greens, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2-3 Swiss chards, chopped
  • 1 medium parsnip, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • salt to taste
Directions:
  1. In a medium sized pot, add olive oil and allow it to heat for a minute. Then add minced garlic and diced onions. Allow the garlic and onions to cook for a few minutes until softened and aromatic.
  2. Add chopped carrots and parsnips to the pot, and cook them for several minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the pot. Then add chopped chards, carrot greens, and fresh thyme. Allow the soup to simmer until the vegetables are tender. Season the soup with salt to taste.
  4. Serve the soup warm.

 

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