Quickest Vegetable Soup Recipe

This is the quickest vegetable soup recipe that I know. It is delicious and low in fat, yet very fast and easy to make. Most soups take a lot of time to make and usually you wind up making enough to feed a small army. You can make a half-batch of this recipe if you like (all the photos I shot were a half-batch).

So with this recipe you can make it fast plus you can make it in small batches. Those are two big plus points … and another plus is that it is healthy! We try to use all organic ingredients – organic broth, organic basil and oregano, organic carrots, green beans and cabbage.

The secret to this recipe is that you start with vegetable broth and beef broth. They come in handy 32-oz containers. That’s what saves the time. We only use organic broths because we want to make sure they are healthy to begin with. You simply add in fresh vegetables. It only takes a few minutes to chop them. Using fresh vegetables always ensures you’re getting good food. That’s important.


  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 large stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 cups sliced cabbage
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or 3/4 tsp crushed garlic
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste or 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • *1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced zucchini

* Amount of salt depends on whether or not the broth is a low sodium variety.

Add broth to a medium sized saucepan and heat over a medium flame. Add tomato paste (or tomato sauce) and stir until dissolved. Next, add cabbage, carrots, celery and green beans. Stir in minced garlic (or crushed garlic) and then add seasonings – basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

Stir thoroughly and then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, add diced zucchini and cook for another 15 minutes or so until all the vegetables are cooked. Serve hot.

Shown below is a photo of the ingredients. Starting in the back row and moving left to right: pepper, salt, crushed garlic, organic beef broth, organic vegetable broth, oregano, basil, sliced celery, sliced cabbage, diced zucchini, tomato paste, frozen green beans, carrots.

Note: In these photos I’m making a half-batch.

Start by adding the broth to a pan.

Next, add the tomato paste and stir it in real good to dissolve it. Make sure it is completely dissolved before proceeding.

Add the sliced cabbage …

Add the celery and sliced carrots …

Add the green beans …

Add in the crushed garlic …

Add the seasonings …

Note: Be careful when adding the salt. The amount will depend on whether or not the broth you are using is a a low-sodium variety.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for about 15 minutes …

Now add the zucchini … we cook for awhile before adding the zucchini because we don’t want to overcook it.

Cook for another 15 minutes or so and you’re done!

Serve hot. This is really good soup. It’s quick and easy and you can make it in small batches, plus it’s healthy.

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