Maintenance – Spicy Vegetable Soup

Spicy Vegetable Soup

2 TBS olive oil

1 large sweet onion, chopped

3 stalks of celery, sliced

1 red pepper, chopped

2 small zucchini, chopped

1 16oz jar of salsa (or a pint of homemade)

2 cups chopped red potatoes

8 cups of broth

3 bay leaves

1 TBS dried basil

1/2 TBS dried oregano

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot heat the oil over medium heat and add onions. Cook, stirring often, about 5-6 minutes, until softened. Add bell pepper, celery. Cook 5-6 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for about 40-45 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Discard bay leaves and serve.

Tip – use left over baked potatoes to speed up the cooking time of the soup.

Source: WFM 1-10

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