Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Soup (Fast and Easy)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
2 baking potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1 cup frozen sliced okra
2 leaves kale, roughly chopped
salt to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and celery in hot oil until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
2Stir garlic into the onion mixture; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes more.
3Pour vegetable broth and tomato sauce into pot. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
4Stir carrots and potatoes through the broth. Simmer until carrots are tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.
5Drop corn, edamame, okra, and kale into the soup. Continue to simmer until okra is tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.