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Storybook Soup

ACT Nutrition Support Service » Recipes » Storybook Soup

Storybook Soup

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

2 onions
3 carrots
4 potatoes
1 bunch celery
5 zucchini
6 button mushrooms
1/4 cup packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 litres chicken stock
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups alphabet pasta

Optional extras:

2 tablespoons garlic, finely minced
2 cups corn kernels
1 cup frozen spinach
Corn flour mixed with water to a paste to thicken soup
Pepper to taste

Method

  1. Peel and chop carrots and onions. Peel and dice potatoes. Chop celery. Slice zucchini and mushrooms.
  2. Heat the oil in large, heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the onions and garlic. Cook until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. 
  3. Add the celery, carrots, potatoes, zucchini and mushrooms and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the stock, increase the heat to high, and bring to a simmer. 
  5. Add the corn kernels and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the vegetables are fork tender, approximately 20 minutes. 
  6. Add the pasta and spinach and cook until the pasta is al dente.
  7. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley. 
  8. Adapted from Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre – with thanks!