Nourishing Vegetable Soup

This is one of my favorite ways to use all of the beautiful organic vegetables from our weekly CSA box. It’s extra nourishing with bone broth.

There is a lot of wiggle room with the vegetables. Use what you have and feel free to make substitutions.

This intentionally makes a huge quantity of soup. I like to make big batches so I can freeze some and take leftovers to work. I use my giant 7 1/2 quart Le Creuset dutch oven for this.


  • 2-3 Tb EVOO
  • Large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 box (3 cups) chopped tomatoes (I prefer the Pomi brand), or fresh tomatoes
  • 8 cups (64 oz) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 head Cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, quartered in bite sized pieces
  • 2 large zucchini, quartered and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into 1/4 inch coins
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces (can also use frozen)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Using a large Dutch oven or stock pot, sauté onion in olive oil until translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Then add the garlic and stir for a minute.

Add tomatoes and broth, and bring to a simmer. Add vegetables, except collards, and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Top with shredded Parmesan (optional) and a drizzle of EVOO.

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About Dr. Maren

Christine Maren D.O., IFMCP is a board-certified physician and the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice in Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. She is also the co-founder of Hey Mami, a platform dedicated to helping women navigate a healthy and happy motherhood. She is best know for her work in thyroid, gut and reproductive/ preconception health. Dr. Maren is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Read more

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