Soup with a mixture of vegetables

I had an eclectic mixture of vegetables going bad in the refrigerator, so I collected them and came up with this soup. It was very good, so I would like to share it with you all. Caveat: I rarely measure anything, so be careful of quantities.


(Serves 6)


  1. Make the bouquet garni by tying the herbs up in a cheesecloth or coffee filter. Put a quart of water to boil with 1/2 tsp salt (I don't like to use too much salt if I use bouillon), the bouquet garni, and the bouillon.
  2. Dice the onion, mince the garlic, and add these to the soup together with the bacon and/or prosciutto ends.
  3. Bring this to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes. If scum forms on the surface, skim it off.
  4. Dice the potatoes and add to the boiling pot.
  5. Cut up everything else and add it. Add the wine.
  6. Adjust the liquid so that it covers the vegetables. After it boils again, adjust the seasoning and simmer for about an hour, or until it is done (this is quite subjective).


This will serve 6 people at once, or 2 people for three days. It ages well in the refrigerator.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 10 minutes preparation, 1 hour simmering.
Precision: no need to measure.


Author: Andy Albert 
Posted by: Ken Montgomery "Shredder-of-hapless-smurfs" 
University of Texas Computer Center, Austin TX 
{ihnp4, allegra, seismo!ut-sally}!ut-ngp!kjm kjm@ut-ngp.ARPA 
Recipe last modified: 11 Apr 85

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