Souper #SundaySupper: Vegetable Medley Soup with Broccoli and Leeks

This week’s #SundaySupper could not have come at a better time. My husband has been wanting to go on a diet to shed off all the holiday weight, but somehow between our travels it has not materialized. This week, however, he made up his mind to stick to a high protein and low-calorie diet. One of the main meals of his diet plan included vegetable soup. Hence, I have been making different variations of the same soup every 2 days during this week. The best part is going grocery shopping for such Vegetable Medley soups. Instead of going to large supermarkets, I opted to go to the famous Malaysian “Wet Market”. These are large outdoor markets, where vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, chicken and spices. The air is filled with music created by the noisy vendors luring you too their stalls. Each counter top is artistically adorned with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to choose from. I had never understood why these markets were known as wet markets. The only way I figured it out was as I stepped onto puddles of water while meandering my way through the market. The floors are perpetually wet as the vendors clean the fresh fish and meat right in front of your eyes.

Souper #SundaySupper: Vegetable Medley Soup with Broccoli and Leeks

Laden with a bag full of vegetables, I made my way to my kitchen. This recipe is so simple, you have to let all the vegetables create the flavors in the soup. Add all the vegetables and then sit back and relax for 2 hours; the vegetables will create all the magic. It is hearty and healthy bowl of soup that you can have whether you are on a diet or not. One ingredient that I added at the end was some oats. My mother in law had suggested it was a healthy alternative for cornflour to thicken the soup and adds a slight flavor to it.

Souper #SundaySupper: Vegetable Medley Soup with Broccoli and Leeks

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter water
  • 3 carrots              
  • 3 medium sized yellow onion
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 cup peas
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup oats
  • 3 tomatoes, pureed (optional)
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • ½ cup lemon juice

Preparation:

  • Pour 1 liter of water in a large stock-pot
  • Add all the chopped vegetables, spices and lemon juice. Stir and bring to a boil
  • As the soup begins to bubble, lower the heat to a very slow flame. Pour in the pureed tomatoes and mix well
  • Cover and let the soup cook on low heat for an hour and a half
  • After the time has elapsed, add the oats and give it a good stir
  • Close the lid and cook for another 30 minutes
  • Stir again before serving

Souper #SundaySupper: Vegetable Medley Soup with Broccoli and Leeks


A delicious waft of flavors hit your face as soon as you open the lid. Adding the tomatoes and smoked paprika add a different dimension to the soup, but it still delicious and hearty without them as well. I simple experimented with the flavors to change the taste of the soup, it helped preventing the flavors from getting clichéd. After my trials, somehow now I prefer the soup with the freshly pureed tomatoes and smoked paprika.

 

The #SundaySupper family will be digging out their stock pots and slow cookers to serve up these amazing soups:

 

Do The Chicken Dance (chicken {or other poultry} soups)

Chicken Tortellini & White Bean Soup at Flour On My Face

Chicken Gnocchi at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Chicken Cheese Soup by There and Back Again

Chicken Tortellini Soup by Country Girl In The Village

Chicken Soup with Leeks, Onions and Fennel by Shockingly Delicious

Family Style Tablescape featuring Chicken Tortilla Soup by An Appealing Plan

Yucatan Chicken Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima) by The Weekend Gourmet

Chicken Meatball, Spinach and Orzo Soup from  Gourmet Drizzles

Ground Turkey Soup at The Messy Baker

Cheesy Chipotle Chicken Sausage Chowder by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Turkey Meatball Soup by Basic and Delicious

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup by Family Foodie

Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup at Cupcakes and Pearls

 

Where’s The Beef (Beef Soups)

Chili with Black Beans by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Vegetable and Beef Soup by Supper For a Steal

Swabian Beef Spaetzle +1 Soup (Gaisburger Marsch) at Galactosemia in PDX

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup by Small Wallet, Big Appetite

Beef Pho Soup by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

Frijol con Carne by MarocMama

Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef and Noodle Soup)  by Neighborfood

 

Pass The Pork. Please (Pork or Sausage Soups)

Healthy Bean and Sausage Soup by Momma’s Meals

Smoked Sauage and Wild Rice Soup at Mama, Mommy, Mom

Louisiana Caldo by Catholic Foodie

Sweet potato and spanish chorizo soup at My Cute Bride

Soft Tofu Soup (Soondubu Jjigae) by Hip Foodie Mom

 

Under The Sea (Seafood Soups)

Shrimp Miso Noodle Soup at Pescetarian Journal

Szechuan Fish Soup by The Urban Mrs.

New England Clam Chowder at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Hearty Okra Shrimp Gumbo Laced with Coconut Oil by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Bacon and Shrimp Bisque at Big Bear’s Wife

Lobster Bisque for Two by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Chinese Fish Maw Soup by My Trials in The Kitchen

Thai Curry Coconut Mussel Soup by Noshing With The Nolands

 

Eat Your Veggies (Chock Full o’ Vegetables Soups)

Not-So-Mini-Strone at The Army Foodie Wife

French Onion Soup by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Spicy Sweet Potato and Corn Soup at Magnolia Days

Creamy Cheddar Potato Soup at Daily Dish Recipes

Rather French Onion Soup by What Smells So Good

Broccoli Cheddar Soup by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Cream of Ancho Chile Soup from La Cocina de Leslie

Pasta e Fagoli Soup at Cravings of a Lunatic

Miso Soup by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Vegetable Consommé with Semolina Dumplings – Grießknödel at Masala Herb

Vegetable Medley Soup with Broccoli and Leeks at Chattering Kitchen

Yamato Soup at Cooking Underwriter

Smoky Kale and Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Coconut Corn Chowder at Mangoes and Chutney

Make Your Own (Gluten Free) Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup at The Meltaways

Ital Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup at The Lovely Pantry

Chunky Vegetable and Barley Soup at Curious Cuisiniere

Corn Soup with Crispy Tortilla Strips at Ninja Baking

Jalapeno Beer Cheese Soup by The Hand That Rocks The Ladle

Wild Mushroom Soup at Food Lust People Love

Tomato Basil Soup with Cous Cous at Ruffles and Truffles

Creamy Carrot Soup at Cookistry

Vermicelli Soup by Damn Delicious

Country Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Potatoes at girlichef

 

Some Don’t Like It Hot (Chilled Soups)

Chilled Strawberry Soup at Juanita’s Cocina

Bread and Tomato Soup – Gazpacho Style at Vintage Kitchen Notes

 

Of course once you have seen all of the recipes for the day, you’ll not want to miss our  #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday

We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing out special soup recipes!

Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun.

Follow the#SundaySupper hash tag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat.

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Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time and share your favorite soup, stew, chowder or bisque recipes with us!