SOUP OF THE WEEK: Spicy Vegetable Soup

A few weeks ago, I came down with a HORRIBLE cold. The kind of cold that keeps you home from work. I was in desperate need of some Jewish penicillin, aka chicken soup. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the ingredients for homemade chicken soup, and my stockpile of frozen chicken soup was completely gone. I did, however, have the ingredients for a hearty vegetable soup. I basically used whatever vegetables I had in the refrigerator!

This recipe is very easy, and the results were delicious! And it also has a nice little kick. It definitely woke up my sinuses!

SOUP OF THE WEEK: Spicy Vegetable Soup


Baby Carrots, 10, chopped

Celery with Leaves, 6 stalks

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Stock, 3 cups

Tomato Paste, 1 tablespoon

Trader Joe’s Diced Tomatoes with Chilies, 1 can

Onion, 1, chopped

Garlic, 2 cloves, minced

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (“EVOO”), 2 tablespoons

Sea Salt, to taste

Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, to taste


  1. Heat your dutch oven on the stove top with 2-3 tablespoons of EVOO.
  2. Once the EVOO is glistening, add the onions and garlic. When the onions start to turn translucent, add the tomato paste, celery, celery leaves, and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt, fresh ground pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Then add the entire can of diced tomatoes and chilies. Stir to combine and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the entire container of vegetable stock and stir to combine. Turn the heat to low and cook for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.
  5. Serve hot!


  1. November 10, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    There’s something about soup in the warmer months that soothes your soul. This looks like a great recipe, I’ll have to try it out soon! 🙂

  2. November 10, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I love veggie soup but I’ve never made it spicy. I think my hubby would enjoy it more if it had a little kick! I want to try this out! Thanks!

  3. November 10, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Oh I could go for some of this right now! Looks delicious! Plus it’s perfect w/that kick of spic oh yum!

  4. November 10, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Love the spicy kick to this soup!

  5. November 10, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Love a good spicy veggie soup!!! You should have called me I just made a huge pot of chicken soup lol

  6. November 10, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    We love soups so I am always on the look out for new recipes! This sounds and looks delicious! Will absolutely try this! Thank you!

  7. November 11, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Yum! There is nothing more comforting and soothing than a bowl of homemade soup, and this one looks delicious. I will try it for sure.

  8. November 11, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe. On cold days like today this will definitely come in handy.

  9. November 12, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Soups are one of my favorite things about Fall! They’re so easy to throw together and so comforting to eat after a long, cold day!