The word “Hearty” is perfect for this vegetable soup! A simple soup that takes its homey flavor from plenty of veggies and bacon, seasoned with chicken consommé, Herbes de Provence, and other herbs. The taste is rich and gentle and can be eaten days in a row without getting tired of it. It’s perfect for a main or side dish, or healthy snack.
Depending on the amount of water used, cooking time, and the way you crush the vegetables, you can enjoy different finished textures of the soup. Find the texture that suits you best. You can also enjoy various changes depending on your mood and situation.
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・Onion … 1
・Carrot … 1
・Mushroom … 2
・Potato … 1
・Celery … 2
・Cabbage … 1/4~1/2
・Asparagus … 3
・Bacon … 3~4
・Chicken consomme … 1/2~1spoon
① Cut onions, potatoes and celery into bite-sized pieces, cut carrots into small pieces, chop asparagus, slice mushrooms, chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces by hand, and chop parsley.
② Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces
③ Warm the frying pan, add olive oil when it gets hot, and fry the onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and asparagus.
④ When the vegetables are tender, add bacon and fry a little more.
⑤ When ④ is cooked, transfer it to a pan, and add potatoes, water, bay leaf, and make it to boil over high heat.
⑥ When it boils, scoop up the floating forms, add chicken consomme, herb mix, salt and black pepper, and add cabbage.
⑦ Reduce the heat to low heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour until the vegetables are tender.
⑧ When the vegetables are soft, lightly crush the potatoes with the back of a ladle to add richness to the soup.
Adjust the amount of crushing according to how much richness you like to add to the soup.
⑨ Check the taste and season with salt, black pepper and consomme.
Sprinkle chopped parsley and mix the whole.
⑩ If possible, let the soup sit overnight so that the taste gets well blended and the flavor is deepened.
⑪ Serve on a soup plate and sprinkle with parsley.
● Cooking tips
・Frying vegetables well until onion get slightly brown will give soup a deep flavor.
・After adding the bacon, just fry it lightly and turn off the heat.
・If you like spicy, it's delicious to shake a little crushed read pepper at the end.