Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Zero Point Vegetable Soup

I'm always on the lookout for low point weight watchers recipes.  I found a zero point vegetable soup recipe and it inspired me to create my own, using what I had on hand. This is easy, filling and zero points plus.

Crockpot Vegetable soup

I used a crockpot but this would be easy to adapt to stovetop.
Amounts are approximate, I just chopped veggies and tossed them in.

1 package dry onion soup mix
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups canned crushed or diced tomatoes (I used leftovers, but I think a 14 oz can would work.)
3 or 4 beef or vegetable bouillon cubes
1 cup salsa (mostly because I was trying to clean stuff out of refrigerator, I used medium but both dh and I found the soup a bit too zippy, I'd use mild next time)
1 each: medium onion, large carrot, large celery rib, chopped
1 each: medium zucchini, and summer squash, quartered and sliced
2 to 3 cups chopped green cabbage (half a small head)
1 small fresh tomato, diced

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Season with your choice of herbs and spices. (I used basil, garlic, parsley, and lovage because that's what's growing outside my back door.). Cook on high for 4 or 5 hours or until veggies are cooked to your desired texture. It should at least come to a slight boil to really develop the flavor. I had planned to throw in some cooked spaghetti squash from the freezer for the last little while, but I forgot. 

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