When I had my first full-time job I didn't know how to cook yet and I was on a tight budget, so often lunch consisted of canned soup that I could heat in the microwave. Man, how I wish I had known how simple soup is to make! How hearty! How delicious! How inexpensive! Now that I do know, I make soup all the time. My son relishes chicken noodle soup, my husband adores creamy potato soup (which I haven't shared with you all yet). My daughter, well, she could care less about soup! This is my new favorite soup.
1 onion, chopped
2 cups green beans, fresh or frozen, cut in half
3 zucchini, chunked
1 cup celery and leaves, chopped
5 roma or 4 regular tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 package frozen chopped spinach
5 cups water
1 tbl. oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp. pepper, or to taste
In a dutch oven lightly brown chopped onions in oil. Add oregano and garlic, cook for one minute. Add
water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, simmer, partially covered, for 30-40 minutes.
Serve with lemon slices, if desired.
To be extra healthy, instead of water use a homemade chicken broth.