French Garden Soup

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peach chutney on grilled poultry
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 main-dish or 12 appetizer servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup pearl onions, peeled and halved

  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and finely chopped

  • 1 cup baby green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup baby or small carrots, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans vegetable or chicken broth or 3 cups homemade vegetable broth

  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup dry white wine, vegetable broth, or chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence, crushed

  • 1 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen peas

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add pearl onions and fennel; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until fragrant and translucent, stirring occasionally. Add green beans and carrots; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Add broth, tomatoes, wine, and herbes de Provence. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in peas. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Cool soup slightly and transfer to a 1-gallon resealable freezer bag. Squeeze air from bag; seal and freeze for up to 1 month.*

  4. To serve, thaw soup in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Tips

If desired, add one 15-ounce can garbanzo beans or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained, after thawing soup. Heat through.

*Tip:

If you prefer, cool soup slightly and transfer to an airtight storage container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days. To serve, transfer to a large saucepan and heat as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
4g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 28.4mg 142%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 527mg 11%
Folate, total 38.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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