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Gruff Hearty Vegetable Soup

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

35 Minutes


8 Servings




  • 12 cups broth (beef, chicken, vegetable or bone)

  • 1cup prepared ancient grain grits

  • 1 cup each: onions, celery, zuchinni, yellow pepper

  • 1can diced tomatoes

  • 2 Tablespoons safflower or olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 2 Tablespoons of Italian herbs

  • 1bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper

  • 1/2 cup each corn, sweet peas, green onion, fresh parsley, fresh basil

  • 2 cups chopped kale or spinach


Step 1

Preheat your soup pot with organic safflower or olive oil. Saute onion, carrots and yellow pepper until tender.

Step 2

Add remaining vegetables: sliced celery, diced zucchini, mushrooms, diced yellow pepper, canned tomatoes, grits, minced garlic, Italian herbs, bay leaf, salt and pepper and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Finishing touches: add corn, sweet peas, green onion, chopped kale or spinach, parsley and basil.

Step 4

Simmer for an additional 5 minutes and serve.

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