I loved this soup. I made a few changes. Instead of water I used 3 (14 oz) vegetable broth, canned artichokes (drained), green onions instead of leeks (were not available) and pre-shredded Parmesan (all I could find). I also cooked everything on the stovetop. It took about 50 mins. I added garlic powder at the end too. 1/3 tsp. I personally love soup and I’m a vegetarian. This was perfect. Served with plain croutons.
Great, very simple and easy to make
Really delicious! I mix in 2 TBS Better than Bouillon from a jar (either chicken or vegetable flavor) with the water to make a broth and instead of plain diced tomatoes I prefer Italian Style diced tomatoes for extra flavoring. This soup may be bland using water only instead of broth, but very good with only minor tweaking needed.
This soup is delicious! Only a couple of small mods to the recipe: used veg broth instead of water, used a 28 oz. can of tomatoes rather than 14 oz., and added a lot of pepper as well as salt between layers Baked it for 1 1/2 hours and it was perfect! I pressure-cooked some flageolet beans to accompany it because it reminds me a bit of cassoulet. It makes a huge amount--almost overflowed my Dutch oven.
Not worth the effort nor the prep time. Really lacks any acceptable flavour. I added after the fact some Vegeta seasoning (this stuff is great for anything soup, vegetable, or chicken based - flavours are outstanding) which helped so much in this dish. Recipes on a cal reduced diet need to be outstanding - this dish as spec’d was NOT. For lunch the next day, I simmered again with added crushed ginger and crushed garlic. Highly recommend adding this from the start (1 tablespoon each). If you do the above, it can be a 5 star dish. Knock it out of the park and add a bone in chicken breast which you can break apart after cooked and reinsert into the soup with minimal cal impact.
After reading all the reviews, I added tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf, garlic, and oregano. Make sure to salt and pepper each layer, and use chicken stock NOT water. Also, I made it on the stove, simmering for 30 minutes. After all these changes, great soup!
Read the comments about it being bland so compensated for it. -Added thyme, instead or parsley (personal hatred). -Chicken stock instead of water. -2 large cloves of garlic, pressed under a knife. -And some tomato paste for a deeper flavor. -Oh yeah and some white wine, cause I mean it is Mediterranean after all. After all those adjustments, it came out really well. But I’m only giving it a 3 star cause what’s the point of using a recipe if you change so many things that you might as well make it from scratch yourself.
A keeper. I used 4 leeks, chicken broth instead of water, and 2 15-oz cans of artichoke hearts. Mine was done in 45 minutes. Delicious!
I omitted the mushrooms. I also added a diced yam and 1/4 cup of chopped green onion. I also used chopped fresh assorted heirloom tomatoes instead of canned tomatoes. I put mine in a crock pot for 1.5 hours on high. I've never had better soup.
This was phenominal! A little bland, but I personally like it that way. I would suggest maybe adding some salt and pepper between each layer of vegetable and use chicken broth instead of water. I was going to do that, but was afraid the chicken broth would overwhelm. I will have to try it next time. Love this recipe!!!
Very disappointing! So bland I had to try doctoring it with chicken broth, garlic, basil, but nothing helped. It looked like such a promising recipe, but alas.... Cons: No seasoning & no taste.
Boring and BlandThis was an interesting cooking method, and very simple. I baked this for only about 40 minutes, and that was plenty. But the flavor is very bland - not sure what to add to make it better, without overhauling this completely. Garlic and spices, at the very least. Pros: easy techniqueCons: bland flavor
Boring and Bland This was an interesting cooking method, and very simple. I baked this for only about 40 minutes, and that was plenty. But the flavor is very bland - not sure what to add to make it better, without overhauling this completely. Garlic and spices, at the very least. Pros: easy technique Cons: bland flavor