1Pour 10 cups of Water into a very large pot with a lid.
2Add Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onions and Olive Oil.
3Cover and bring to a boil
4Lower to Medium and cook 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally
5While vegetables are cooking, put Spinach in a very large bowl of water in the sink and toss around to release any dirt or bad spinach. Gently lift Spinach out of water into another large bowl, dump water out, add water to the bowl in the sink and repeat depending on if Spinach looks clean enough for you.
6When vegetables are done, turn off the stove and use a hand held blender to puree the vegetables in the pot.
7Add 1 Tbsp. Salt; stir well and taste. Add more if needed.
8Turn the stove back on high, let the soup come to a boil, slowly add the Spinach and stir, letting it wilt down slightly in between additions.
9Let the soup come to a boil again and immediately turn off the stove, cover the pot and let it sit for 20-30 minutes for the flavors to develop.
10Soup will be good for 4 days in the refrigerator. I’ve never tried freezing it but it probably would be fine to freeze.
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Basic Vegetable Soup
This soup is an equally wonderful way to use up all the leftover veggie odds and ends in your fridge, or to celebrate the freshest produce in season by buying it specifically for the dish (and if you get a CSA box, it can serve both purposes). Whatever vegetables you use, this is an easy, nutritious, and delicious meal, and endlessly customizable. Fresh pesto makes a great, vibrant garnish, but you could also simply sprinkle on a bit of grated Parmesan and cracked black pepper.
Classic Tomato Soup
This comforting tomato soup is super easy and super delicious. Canned San Marzano tomatoes marry with soft, sautéed onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper, and chicken broth to create a soothing, savory bowl. Finished with a bit of cream, this is begging for a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. But really, it tastes great with lots of things, as well as on its own (though a basil and Parmesan garnish doesn't hurt).
Easy Lentil Soup
This easy lentil soup is healthy, filling, and delicious. It happens to be vegetarian, too, and is packed not only with tender yet toothsome lentils, but carrot, celery, onion, spinach, and tomato. A little bay leaf, fresh thyme, and a splash of red wine or sherry vinegar perks everything up. Perfect with a loaf of good, crusty bread!
Nothing says comfort like a bowl of warming, homey chicken noodle soup and once you've made your own, you'll never go back to the supersalty store-bought version again.
Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
This easy, classic chicken soup is made in the slow cooker, so it's more convenient than grandma's, but just as tasty. You can add egg noodles or your favorite type of rice to the golden broth and tender chicken and vegetables to bulk it up.