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slow cooked pureed vegetable soup

Pureed Vegetable Soup With Collard Greens

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 13 ingredients

This soup is super simple. The intense flavor comes from the prolonged sweating of the vegetables. This technique is the best way to draw flavor from vegetables. It is used to give a flavor base...


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and left whole
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 8 leaves collard greens, tough stems removed and the greens torn into smallish pieces
  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, diced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 4 sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Water as needed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan, for garnish (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


170 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


24 g


5 g


7 g


5 g


609 mg


  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot with a tight fitting lid, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot. Sprinkle with a little sea salt, stir, then cover. Lower the heat to medium and let the veggies sweat for 30 minutes. Stir them occasionally to make sure they aren't sticking. Do not let the veggies burn.
  2. Remove the bay leaf. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables. Puree, then heat through. Add a little more water if you like a thinner soup. Serve with a generous grating of Parmesan cheese.

Chef Tips

If you’re feeling tired, buy some of the veggies pre-cut. It will save you time and energy.

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