Sunday, October 21, 2012

Provencal Style Vegetable Soup




Here's another great soup for the season, it really is a one pot meal loaded with vegetables and would be a great way to clean out the fridge too :-) It was even more special with the addition of the homegrown green beans. 




Provencal Style Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and  chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon of orzo
  • 8 green beans (mine were from the garden) chopped
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • one can of chopped tomatoes
  • one can of cannelini beans
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • handful of frozen broad beans 

Method:

  1. cook bacon till crispy remove and cut into small pieces
  2. add a dash of olive oil to the bacon fat with garlic and onion and saute for 5 minutes, add bacon back in
  3. then add the carrots, zucchini and green beans, and broad beans 
  4. add the stock, tomatoes and beans and orzo and simmer for 20 minutes
  5. add extra water as desired if it gets too thick
  6. enjoy 



It would also work as a vegetarian soup, with a little smoked paprika to replace the flavor of the smoky bacon or pancetta.


home grown green beans 




My wee man is obsessed with cows in books and saying moo, so I tweeted where is the nearest farm with cows and drove to one to show him the cows, can't beat that kind of learning :-) 


Have a great start to the week all 

Hugs 

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42 comments:

  1. i love to have that for my lunch

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  2. Hahah..great way to clean out the fridge :)

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  3. excellente soupe j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  4. Wonderful wholesome, filling soup, Rebecca. Exactly what I'd like for lunch with some French bread to sop up the liquid.

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    1. so agree all soups deserve good bread :-) thanks

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  5. Yumm! I don't think there's much more today! :)

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  6. Warm and comforting for the rains here .

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  7. Lovely bowl of soup!! You are the best mummy!!

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  8. Dear Rebecca, This is soup season!! I love soup. It is a great way to use up veggies and fill up on something delicious and healthy. The imagination can go wild with soup. blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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    1. thanks and your right endless soup possibilities

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  9. Very healthy and tasty looking bowl of soup!

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  10. Delicious and healthy soup, your prince is growing. He is cute.

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  11. hey your lil man is so cute! and the soup is of course lovely, I might try but without the bacon..chicken maybe?

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  12. Such a delicious bowl of soup...and perfect way to get the kids to eat more veg. Yum!

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  13. Yes..Fall..Soup time :)) Wonderful way to finish everything in the fridge. It is funny how different things they find amusing :)

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  14. A lovely soup and I'm so impressed with your green beans!

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  15. delicious soup..Happy to follow u...Drop by my space when u have time...

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  16. I love a good healthy soup like this!

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  17. Great way to clean the fridge! Delicious and comforting soup,Rebecca!

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