This comforting and hearty soup combines the flavors of fresh vegetables with the richness of vegan tortellini. Here's a recipe for a delightful vegan vegetable tortellini soup.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes (with their juice)
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning (or a mix of dried basil, oregano, and thyme)
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups vegan tortellini (found at health food stores or specialized sections in supermarkets)
- 2 cups fresh spinach or kale, chopped
- Fresh parsley or basil for garnish
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent.
- Add the minced garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
- Add the carrots, celery, zucchini, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and add the diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add the vegan tortellini to the pot and cook according to the package instructions (usually 7-10 minutes).
- Once the tortellini are almost cooked through, stir in the spinach or kale and let it wilt in the soup.
- Remove from heat and discard the bay leaf.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Serve the soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley or basil.
Nutritional Values (approximate per serving, based on 6 servings):
- Calories: 230
- Protein: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Sugars: 6g
- Fat: 7g
- Sodium: 1000mg (this can vary based on the sodium content in your vegetable broth and tortellini brand)
- Vitamin A: 80%
- Vitamin C: 50%
- Calcium: 6%
- Iron: 15%
Note: Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used and can vary depending on the exact sizes of vegetables, the specific products/brands used, and precise measurements. For more accurate nutritional values, it's recommended to use a nutritional calculator or software, especially when specific dietary requirements are crucial.
Enjoy your nourishing and flavorful vegan vegetable tortellini soup!