This is a delicious soup. I made the recipe exactly as written with all fresh vegetables but added one large bay leave while simmering the vegetables. I used fresh pesto from the market and it added a wonderful flavor. I love that it makes a large amount so I can freeze portions to have a quick healthy lunch or dinner. This recipe would be easy to personalize but I like it just as it is!
Great filling soup with really good flavor. I've made it several times and keep thinking that next time I bet it won't taste as good but I've been consistently wrong. It's really tasty. Not sure about the comments regarding tastlessness maybe they could try a different stock more lemon or a different pesto? Mine was really good even the kids thought so and you know it's healthy!!! Big perk.
Used all ingredients listed but then added my own spices since others said it lacked flavor. I used some Rosemary Thyme tons of fresh ground pepper and the Aldi version of Mrs Dash. Use your imagination whatever spices you like!! I thought it was excellent & love using Kale vs. spinach as it holds up so much better & doesn't wilt. Will make again for sure!
First time making it. It was good however I agree with others that there is not much flavor. I used spinach instead of kale because I do not like it. Added shredded Italian cheese on top. Also I used a drained can of tomatoes
I love this soup. I am eating the leftovers for lunch today. I make this about every other week just to have in the fridge through the winter so I can warm up a bowl to have alongside pizza or sandwiches instead of a salad. I have kept it at least a week in the fridge and it is still good. The only change I make is that I don't use the kale. I am not a fan of kale so either I use spinach or I just omit it. Thank you for the great recipe. So easy.....
I made the Weight Loss soup last year. Instead of making the Full Recipe I made half. Really good. I made this soup tonight 3/8/18 and made the Full Recipe. Really turned out good. My Grandson is here from College and he really liked the soup..
I absolutely LOVE this soup! I keep forgetting to top it with the pesto I got... but y'know... It doesn't even need it! The only thing I replaced in this recipe was I swapped the kale for some spinach! Absolutely fantastic and I will more than likely be getting the stuff for another pot this upcoming week or the next!!
I have made this soup twice. Both times I sprinkled parmesan cheese over the soup before serving instead of pesto. When I made it with chicken stock vs. chicken broth it was more flavorful. You have to be in a chopping mood to make this but it is well worth it. I tried frozen green beans but was not as satisfied with the results as when I used fresh beans.
Great simple vegetable soup with simple but good flavor. Great without the pesto but even better with it added.Tons of veggies which is what I was looking for. Will keep this recipe on file and make again.
This was easy and most delicious. I was hesitant to add the pesto tasted the finished soup and realized that's just what it needed to finish it off. I might simply add the pesto to the rest of the pot because it's that good with it!