Light Vegetable Soup

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Today,

because it suddenly got very cold in Shanghai,

because I love soups, and

because I love ya,

I am bringing to the front page one of my favorite soups ever. The light and healthy veggie soup!

Happy Monday everyone :)

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NOTE: this is not high cuisine or anything fancy or complicated. It is just my most favorite light soup ever! This is what I make myself when I want to loose some weight or if I want something warm but fat-free.

It is also the easiest thing on earth to cook!…and if Im telling you it’s the easiest, you should trust me here!

All you need to do is throw in a pot a bunch of different vegetables, whatever you have in your fridge, boil them with salt and olive oil and then pure’ em. And just like that, you will have a delicious creamy soup.

MAKE IT! MAKE IT! MAKE IT!

Ingredients (for 8 servings):

  • Any vegetables you have (carrots, zucchini, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, onion)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • heavy cream (optional)
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • crust of parmesan cheese 1″

Start chopping up some onion and sautéing it in a sauce pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil

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wash and chop up some zucchini

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eggplant

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carrots

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and a bunch of fresh spinach (or whatever other veggies you have in your fridge)

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Add all the veggies into your sauce pan, season with salt, add the crust of parmesan cheese, fill it up with water, cover with a lid and let it simmer until vegetables are cooked through

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With an immersion blender, puree the veggies

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Ladle the soup into serving bowl, drizzle the top with a tbsp  of heavy cream and sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley

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Enjoy nice and warm!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 86
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Protein: 2 gv

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

  • Miri

    Dani, what would you substitute the onions with? (get stomach aches after eating anything from the onion family)

    • http://www.expatcucina.com/ Dani

      Just dont use them and maybe replace with garlic