Vegetable Soup with Sweet Basil

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  • 2 leeks- white part only
  • 1 large potatoe
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 6 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1/2 gallon(s) chicken broth
  • 6 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic
  • 30 fresh basil leaves
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Dice leeks, potatoes, onion, celery, zucchini, and carrots into 1/4 inch pieces. In a 6 qt. stock pot, combine 3 T olive oil, with water. Add veggies and saute over medium heat until water evaporates. Do not brown veggies. Add stock and bring to a boil. Cook at a gentle boil for 30 minutes. Meanwhile in blender, place tomatoes, basil, garlic and 3 T water. Pulse until pureed.

  2. Stir puree into cooked soup. Do not boil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
December 2011

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