Chunky Vegetable Soup

Source: Vegetarian Times, October 2004

Servings: 4

This stew may be served on basmati rice or scooped into hollowed-out sourdough bread or a cooked pumpkin. 

Note: This is one of my favorite magazines for Lent – check it out!  Vegetarian Times (1-year)


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 onion, cut into thick slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14 1/2-oz. can stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • About 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • 2 sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3/4 tsp. crushed rosemary
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup soy Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, separating the slices into rings, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and juices, garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes and rosemary. Bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to low.
  • Add the zucchini, stir, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Stir in the salt and pepper, garnish with the cheese, if using, and serve.


Chunky Vegetable Soup

Course: Soup

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