Spicy Vegetable Soup


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.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings, about 2 1/ cups each


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1-3 teaspoons hot paprika, or to taste

  • 2 14-ounce cans vegetable broth

  • 4 medium plum tomatoes, diced

  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced

  • 2 cups diced cooked potatoes, (see Ingredient note)

  • 1 ½ cups green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 cups frozen spinach, (5 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, or prepared pesto


  1. 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.

    Spicy Vegetable Soup


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 (per serving)

244 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 1/4 cups
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Vitamin A 12775IU 255%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 175mcg 44%
Sodium 643mg 28%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 128mg 30%
Potassium 1022mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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