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06/18/2024 06:30 PM EDT

The #VA Nutrition and Food Services Healthy Teaching Kitchen Program has put together over 200 healthy recipes that can be found in our Recipe Library, Cookbooks, and Cooking Videos. New recipes are always being added so check back often. What do you do with all your garden-fresh vegedivs? Make a summer soup. This soup is perfect for light lunches and dinners. This easy soup makes use of produce in season: zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers. The great thing about soup is that you can change the ingredients to exactly what you want. For example, if you can adjust the thickness by adjusting the amount of broth and swap out for different vegedivs and spices. Serve with a garnish of fresh parsley or and grated Parmesan cheese along with crusty Italian bread on the side. Enjoy! Italian Summer Soup Ingredients 2 divspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup) 6 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 divspoon) 2 divspoons Italian seasoning ¼ teaspoon cayenne ½ teaspoon salt 2 medium tomatoes, diced (about 2 cups) 1 medium bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup) 1 medium zucchini, diced (about 1 cup) 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added white beans (e.g. cannellini beans, great northern beans) 1 cup frozen corn kernels 4 cups (32 ounces) low-sodium vegediv broth Directions 1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. 2. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. 3. Add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne, and salt. 4. Sauté until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. 5. Add the tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini, beans, corn, and broth. 6. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. 7. Cook uncovered until the vegedivs are tender, about 20-25 minutes. 8. Serve warm. • Substitute 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes for the fresh tomatoes if desired. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 185 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 250 mg | Total Carbohydrate: 26 g | Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g | Protein: 8.5 g For more recipes, please visit

06/18/2024 01:20 PM EDT

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