Best Italian Veggie Soup Recipe
Is there anything more comforting than a warm bowl of vegetable soup at the end of a long, rainy day? Nutritious, comforting, and hearty from the addition of pasta or potatoes…this Italian classic is sure to fit every definition of the term “self-care.” Now, with help from the experts at Coletta, you can enjoy the best Italian veggie soup, completely cruelty-free!
Coletta may be new to Gramercy, but it’s already made a name for itself as one of the hottest new vegan restaurants in the city. By specializing in Italian food, the expert chefs can hone all their skills on one of the most popular areas of vegan dining.
Food Preparation Tips
This classic Italian favorite may be easy to make at home, but that’s not to say you cannot benefit from some extra tips. Before jumping into this recipe, consider taking a few of these pointers straight from Coletta’s kitchen.
Make your Own Stock
Is it easy to pick up a box or can of premade vegetable stock from the store? Absolutely. However, consider taking the extra step of making this veggie staple at home for a truly spectacular, waste-free option!
By making your own vegetable stock, you can maintain complete control over the flavor profile. Vegans who prefer the heartier, earthy flavor of mushrooms can add as much as they like. Those who like a lighter taste can opt instead for more celery and onions. Best of all, by making this stock at home, you can avoid the trap of using pre-made stocks that rely on heavy amounts of sodium for all their flavor.
Throughout the week, throw all your leftover vegetables into an airtight container in your freezer. There’s no rush in this process; as you cook, your stock supply will naturally fill up on its own with all the leftover scraps that otherwise would have rotted in a dumpster. When the container is full, simply saute these vegetables in the bottom of a pot, add water, season as desired, and wait on low heat.
Within the hour, you’ll have a delicious, nutritious stock that can be frozen and used as necessary!
Save the Pasta for Last
While this may go without saying, you might be surprised to see how many home cooks accidentally end up filling their soup with mushy, overcooked pasta.
The smaller the noodle, the more quickly it will cook. Be sure to add your pasta only after the rest of your dish has nearly finished cooking. Test your pasta frequently to ensure you have the perfect al dente consistency!
The Best Italian Veggie Soup Recipe
Without further ado, get ready to tackle this unbelievably simple and delicious recipe for the best Italian Veggie Soup!
- 4 1/2 cups of vegetable stock
2 onions, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup of pasta noodles
Three cloves of garlic, chopped or minced
Fresh rosemary, thyme, and oregano (to taste)
Salt and pepper
- Start by sauteing all your vegetables in olive oil over medium heat until they have browned and slightly softened. This step is vital to the overall flavor of your soup. By giving your vegetables a quick sear, you add a delicious toastiness to the soup while also giving the finished product a pop of color.
- From here, add your vegetable stock, garlic, and seasonings. Cover and allow to simmer for around thirty minutes, or until all vegetables have reached the desired softness.
- Add the full can of diced tomatoes, undrained.
- Boil your pasta noodles in this soup, uncovered, according to their packaging instructions, or until they have reached the desired texture.
- Remove your Italian soup from the heating element, and enjoy!
Cozy Nights in with Coletta
On the laziest of rainy Sundays, even a trip to the grocery store won’t cut it. Sometimes you want comfort food delivered straight to your door, so take advantage of Coletta’s online pickup and delivery options! Simply place your order, wait, and get ready to enjoy Italian comfort foods as you’ve never seen them before, completely vegan and kosher certified.
Whether you want authentic Italian classics– like our penne alla vodka or baked rigatoni bolognese– or crave the comfort of a fresh, crispy vegan pizza, Coletta has what you need to make your next night-in complete. Explore our menu and place an order today!