Creamy Healthy Veggie Soup
  • Carrots- 3 large, diced
  • Celery- 3 stalks, diced
  • Potato- 1, large diced
  • Tomato-1, large chopped
  • Basil, dried- 1½ tsp
  • Oregano, dried- 1½ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp or more
  • Heavy cream or half- half- ¾ cup
  • Vegetable stock, low-sodium- 2 to 2½ cups ( or replace with chicken stock)
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, ground pepper, salt and 2 to 2½ cups veggie stock to a large pot.
  2. Cook covered till veggies turn tender.
  3. Add tomatoes and one handful cilantro, cook till it's mashed up.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat.
  5. Puree the cooked veggies to smooth constituency using a hand blender in the pot itself or puree it in a mixer.
  6. Return the pot with pureed veggies over the stove top and heat it up.
  7. Add cream, combine well and cook for a few seconds.
  8. If the soup is too thick add some water to thin it down.
  9. Sprinkle cilantro, cook for a couple of seconds.
  10. Taste and add more salt or ground pepper if needed.
  11. Serve hot in a soup bowl along with crackers, bread etc.
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