Fresh basil adds a bright spark to this vinegary, vegetable-stuffed soup, full of the traditional flavors of the Mediterranean. Alternatively, pesto adds a nutty richness to the soup.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add paprika and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add broth, tomatoes, squash, potatoes and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are just tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in spinach and vinegar; continue cooking until heated through, 2 to 4 minutes more. Ladle soup into bowls and top with fresh basil or a dollop of pesto.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Ingredient Note: Convenient cooked and diced potatoes can be found in the refrigerated section of the produce and/or dairy department of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 9.5g 38% DV; sugars 10.2g; fat 8.3g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 12774.9IU 256% DV; vitamin c 35.7mg 59% DV; folate 174.9mcg 44% DV; calcium 202.1mg 20% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 127.7mg 46% DV; potassium 1021.8mg 29% DV; sodium 642.5mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 27% DV.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2016
This was great. Super-easy and the whole family loved it. Delish with a little shaved parm on top. I microwaved some potatoes for a few minutes and added those to the soup and it worked great. I feel like it's a great basic recipes that you can definitely play around with depending on what veggies you have. Next time I might try with white beans instead of potato just to switch it up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
Absolutely delicious! I served it with crusty bread and it was a perfect meal. Take care with the Hot Paprika though. that stuff is hot. Pros: Amazing flavor and easy to make Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
There are just no words for how good this soup is but I'll try to describe it. It's slightly sweet a little spicy and extremely flavorful. In addition it is easy to make. My husband who usually avoids meatless meals loved this. I even find myself craving it from time to time. Please don't try this without the squash (I use zucchini or delicata) or paprika - they are crucial elements. The basil is also a must although it's still good without it. An extraordinary soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very Flavorful This soup is very good. It has a ton of flavor and was quite simple to make. I used the pesto instead of the basil and it added real richness to the soup. We will definitely be eating this again. Read More