Summer Vegetable Soup

This week we have a guest post from fellow blogger Katie Serbinski, a registered dietitian and mom of two boys under two (she has her hands full!). She’s the founder of Mom to Mom Nutrition, a healthy food and lifestyle blog where she shares her “me time” with other health-minded parents. On her blog you’ll find simple, family-friendly recipes, tips for new moms, and realistic nutrition advice. Through her blog, Katie shows her readers that raising a healthy family is achievable, even when you have a toddler throwing food across your kitchen table and a baby wanting to nurse around the clock.

Today Katie is showing us how to make a delicious soup that is perfect for summer. Hope you enjoy!

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Hi friends! My name is Katie and I’m the registered dietitian, Mom, and blogger over at Mom to Mom Nutrition. When I’m not sharing healthy, family-friendly recipes, I’m talking all things related to balancing LIFE with kids. Which naturally sparked a connection between myself and Linda and Christina. The three of us have one thing [ok, two things] in common: we love cooking REAL food for our families and sharing what works and what doesn’t with one another. Strength in numbers—as most parents would agree! So that’s why I’m here today.

Summer Vegetable Soup 1

Call me crazy but I could eat soup any time of the year. And when produce in Michigan is most abundant during the summertime, I crave a delicious vegetable soup. As a registered dietitian I’m always telling my clients to “eat the seasons.” And there’s nothing more nutritious than a fresh summer vegetable meal. And this time I chose to enjoy those nutrient-packed veggies in a soup!

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Let’s get back to my “eat the seasons” mantra. When you eat zucchini in December, it has the same nutritional value as the zucchini you eat in July. The main difference? COST! Don’t get me wrong, I love that modern agriculture practices give us the opportunity to enjoy zucchini out of season. But there’s something to be said about enjoying food at the peak of its freshness!

Summer Vegetable Soup 2

There’s another reason I like making soup all year round: soup makes THE BEST leftovers. Strong statement, I know. But when you are balancing conflicting family schedules and want to get a meal on the table fast, most soups reheat well. And this summer vegetable soup does just that! Feel free to tailor it to the veggies you have on hand. And if you want some extra protein you could add shredded chicken or beans.

Summer Vegetable Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Summer is the perfect time for making this vegetable soup with its abundance of fresh produce. It's a nutritious and delicious meatless meal and gluten free too!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keywords: summer soup, vegetable soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 medium yellow squash chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot shredded
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cans low-sodium vegetable broth 14.5 ounces
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 9 oz package cheese tortellini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. 
  2. Add onions, zucchini, squash, carrot, celery, and asparagus and sauté for 5 minutes. 

  3. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in broth, tomatoes, and all of the seasonings. 
  5. Bring to a boil and add the tortellini. Continuing boiling for 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Add the basil, and cook for 5 minutes longer. Serve warm with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Summer Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 781mg33%
Potassium 513mg15%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 4805IU96%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Amber @ The Bewitched Baker
    08/09/2015 at 9:48 am

    Great guest post, and I completely agree – soup really does make the best leftovers! This healthy vegetable one looks great!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/10/2015 at 10:49 am

      I love making soup too and when Katie suggested soup as her guest post I totally agreed. This will be a great addition to my soup repertoire for the fall and winter season coming up.

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