30-Minute Hearty Vegetable Soup


Step into a world of warmth and wellness with our Cozy Comfort Vegetable Soup. This recipe is the epitome of simplicity and health, bringing together a vibrant medley of vegetables in a flavorful broth. Ready in just 30 minutes, this soup is your go-to for a quick, nourishing meal that doesn't skimp on taste. Whether you're a vegan or just seeking a low-carb option, this soup is wonderfully adaptable and sure to please.

30-Minute Hearty Vegetable Soup

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1.5 cups

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 80 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sodium: 200mg


  • Cabbage, chopped - 200g (7 ounces)
  • Zucchini, sliced - 150g (5.3 ounces)
  • Green beans, trimmed - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Tomatoes, diced - 150g (5.3 ounces)
  • Spinach, fresh - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Mushrooms, sliced - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Vegetable broth - 1.8 liters (6 cups)
  • Optional protein (chicken, beef, tofu) - 200g (7 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Dried thyme - 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped - 2 tablespoons

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté Veggies: In a large pot, sauté the cabbage, zucchini, green beans, and mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  2. Add Broth and Tomatoes: Pour in the vegetable broth and add the diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer: Reduce heat, add the bay leaf and thyme, and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add Spinach and Protein: Stir in spinach and optional protein, cooking until the protein is done (if using) and the spinach is wilted.
  5. Season: Finish by adding salt, pepper, and fresh parsley.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Veggie Variations: Feel free to swap in any vegetables you have on hand.
  • Protein Boost: Add your choice of protein to make the soup more filling.
  • Herb Flexibility: Experiment with different herbs like basil or oregano for varied flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen vegetables?

Yes, frozen vegetables work perfectly in this recipe.

How can I make the soup thicker?

Blend a portion of the soup and mix it back in for a thicker texture.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, as long as you use a gluten-free broth, this soup is gluten-free.

There you have it – Cozy Comfort Vegetable Soup, a bowl full of health, warmth, and deliciousness. It's more than just a soup; it's a hug in a bowl, ready to comfort you any day, any time. Pair it with your favorite bread or salad, and enjoy the simplicity of a nutritious, delightful meal!