Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Cleaning: Ravioli Vegetable Soup


It's Clean out the Fridge Wednesday

I want to make room for the spring vegetables that are about to show up at the markets.

After the winter months, I am sure you have leftovers and ingredients that are waiting to be tossed.

Let's call this a Spring Cleaning.

This is a nice light soup that doesn't involve much planning or shopping for ingredients. Go shopping in your fridge, I'm sure there is something you will find in there.

Make a soup with whatever vegetables are starting to turn in the refrigerator crisper drawer, along with some pasta and chicken stock you might have in the freezer, and you will feel good about yourself for being thrifty (you may already feel good about yourself!).

A few weeks back, I was tempted and bought some fancy Italian brand fresh ravioli because it was half price.
I never make raviolis, what was I thinking?

The date was a few days away from expiration, so throw it in the pot, is what I say!

I always have onions and garlic, so make a mirepoix, along w/ some chopped carrots and celery.


Saute all of this in olive oil for about 8 minutes.

Add in 6 cups of vegetable or chicken stock, even boxed stock is fine if you don't have the good stuff.

Add in the ravioli, broccoli and frozen peas once the soup comes to a boil (you can also use tortellini), and cook for about 5 more minutes, until the broccoli and ravioli is cooked.


Add some fresh herbs to make the soup sing.

An easy, delicious dinner.

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4 comments:

Natalia B said...

I make soup like this very often, and like you to clean out the fridge. What I generally add to almost all my soups is a type of dry bean - haven't tried adding ravioli, which seems like a nice alternative to the beans. I'm sure my family will like this!

Flora from MA said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you. I love your blog.

Eileen said...

Spring? Really? Not in Minnesota :( I do love this soup, though.

Anonymous said...

Yum. Channeling Proud Italian Cook's cheerful color palate here. I'd love a big bowl of this soup to warm up my chilly Spring bones!