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A few weeks ago J and I invested in an Instant Pot and man is it awesome! Not only is it a time saver it’s also a seven in one multi-functional cooker: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sautes/browns, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer in one! After spending three hours on the road today returning home from a fun weekend in PA, I was looking to make something for dinner that was quick, tasty, and did not require a trip to the store. In the winter I am always sure to keep the following staples so that at the very least I can whip up some kind of soup in a pinch:

  • Organic, reduced sodium, vegetable and/or chicken broth
  • Muir Glen organic cans of tomatoes (BPA free!)
  • Yellow onions
  • Garlic

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Anything else I find in my fridge or pantry to throw in is just an added bonus! J has been under the weather so instantly knew that fresh ginger root would play a role in this soup due to its natural immune boosting properties! For those of you that do not have an Instant Pot, this soup can also be made on the stove top.

Instant Pot Savory Vegetable Soup

Author: mmvsmm.com
Servings: 4-6
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbs Minced Ginger
  • 2 Shallots (optional)
  • 1 Medium to Large Onion Diced
  • 2 Medium Zucchini Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cup Broccoli Florets Chopped
  • 2 cups Curly Kale Chopped
  • 1 28 Ounce Can Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes
  • 5 Cups Free Range Low Sodium Chicken Broth (vegetable broth works too!)
  • 1 Tbs Parsley Flakes
  • 2-4 Thyme Sprigs
  • Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt to Taste

Instructions:

  1. Turn Instant Pot onto saute mode
  2. Drizzle olive oil into bottom of pot
  3. Once olive oil begins to heat, toss in onions, garlic, ginger, and shallots (if using) and cook until onions become translucent (about 5 minutes)img_0845
  4. Add in the zucchini, broccoli, and parsley flakes, stir for 2-3 minutesimg_0852
  5. Place thyme in the potimg_0854
  6. Pour tomatoes and their juices along with the broth over the veggie mixtureimg_0856
  7. Cover the Instant Pot with lid, ensuring that both the lid and its vent are in the “closed” position
  8. Set the pot to 10 minutes on the pressure cooker mode
  9. When the timer is up use the quick release method for ventilation
  10. Remove the lid
  11. Stir in the chopped kale until it begins to wiltimg_0864
  12. Fish out the thyme sprigs and remove from the potimg_0865
  13. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with sea salt or Himalayan salt to taste
  14. Enjoy!

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