Summer’s Bounty Veggie Soup

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Summer's Bounty Veggie Soup ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.”Abraham Maslow

This wonderful, nutrient-dense soup is from Cookin’ Crunk by Bianca Phillips, page 70. I always get excited about cooking with okra because I haven’t done it much in the past. Now that summer is in full swing there is okra available at my local market, so I just had to make this soup, which contained pretty stars of sliced okra that made the soup nice and thick. We forget to get fresh corn (drat!) at the store so we substituted frozen shelled edamame, which worked out just fine. I will definitely be making this one again before summer’s end!

Okra Fact: Okra originated somewhere around Ethiopia, and was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians by the 12th century B.C.

14 thoughts on “Summer’s Bounty Veggie Soup

    • Hi Bianca! :) Thanks so much for your nice comment. I LOVE this soup so much, I can’t even tell you. We doubled the recipe and froze some for later, but it was so yummy that we ended up eating it right away, too. ;) Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  1. This is definitely my kind of soup! I adore okra, but have been terribly disappointed by the year’s offerings. Even at the grocery store, it’s been incredibly hard to find at all, and those that make it to the shelves look rather worse for wear. I guess it’s just back to frozen for me…

    • Hi Hannah! I know what you mean about the okra. I looked for it in the grocery store all summer long. I was so excited when I finally found some that I scoured my cookbooks for a recipe to use it in and came up with this great soup recipe from Cookin’ Crunk. While making it, I found out that okra is a wonderful soup thickener!

  2. what a great looking soup :) I love okra, but have never tried it in a soup, so this will be a joy to try and make! Thanks for sharing this :)

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