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; 8.3 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 643 mg sodium. 1022 mg potassium; 37.7 g carbohydrates; 9.5 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 8.8 g protein; 12775 IU vitamin a iu; 36 mg vitamin c; 175 mcg folate; 202 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 128 mg magnesium;

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