Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Roasted Vegetable Soup

January is National Soup Month.  I learned that this morning.  I had no idea there was a National Soup Month, let alone that it was in January.  But, if there is to be a month set aside for celebrating soup, January is a pretty good one to do it in.

After all it's cold and soup is warming.  And everyone is thinking about health and soup is very healthy, especially when it's made with bone broth and has lots of vegetables.

Speaking of soup...last night I made the best Roasted Vegetable Soup.  And I didn't even know that it was National Soup Month.

My inspiration for the recipe came from Robin Miller's (from the Food Network) "Quick Fix Meals"...

Roasted Vegetable Soup Over Brown Rice
2 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 bunch of asparagus, snap off the bottoms and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 red onion coarsely diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups of homemade bone broth
1-28 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup red wine or red vermouth
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup cooked brown rice
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  
2. In a large bowl toss all of the vegetables with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Transfer the vegetables to a large cookie sheet and roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in your favorite soup pan, combine the broth, tomatoes, red wine, and thyme and bring to a boil.  
4. Stir in the roasted vegetables, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes.
5.  When ready to serve add the basil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Spoon the rice into your soup bowls and ladle the soup over the rice.
Serves 4

I'm so sorry that I didn't get a picture of this delicious soup. But, please, don't let that stop you from making it.  It really is good!!  It is a for sure keeper recipe and I look forward to being creative with it and trying different combinations of vegetables.  I may even add some beans or pasta.


This post is linked to:
Naptime Creation's Tasty Tuesday
Tutorial Creations
Fat Tuesday

1 comment:

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