having soup on a daily basis. Sometimes
I find myself dreaming about living somewhere, where it’s colder, so I can have
I realize how benign this South Florida winter is, I count my blessings and
enjoy a bowl of this very light, yet flavorful seven vegetable soup…
soup is very similar to the vegetable soup I used to cook while in college,
when I discovered the joy of being in the kitchen chopping and seasoning and cooking
and feeding… my classmates! I was very popular back then… I’m still popular: feeding
people makes me the happiest!
is beautiful and colorful.
Seven Vegetable Soup |
Ingredients for 8 portions
1 cup of onion, finely chopped
1 cup of celery, finely chopped
½ cup of red bell pepper, finely
2 cups of pumpkin or butternut
squash, pealed, seeded and diced
1 ½ cups of sweet potatoes,
pealed and diced
1 ½ cups of carrots, pealed and
Make a sofrito with the olive
oil, garlic, onion and celery. Once it’s tender, add the red bell pepper and
the tomatoes. Put the vegetables to boil in water. Add the sofrito, some fresh
cilantro and cook covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
Salt to taste. Serve with a sprig of cilantro.
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