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Summer Sausage and Vegetable Soup
with basil

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Not everyone thinks to serve soup in the summer, but it's a great way to utilize the abundance of fresh produce available this time of year.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Summer Sausage and Vegetable Soup:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 6 oz, diced
  • Summer squash - 8 oz, cubed (sub zucchini)
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Roasted red bell peppers - 1, chopped (from a jar)
  • Sausage, any pre-cooked or smoked variety - 12 oz, cubed
  • Basil, fresh - 8 leaves, chiffonade
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Italian seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 6 cups
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Squash / Garlic / Bell peppers / Sausage - Prep as directed. Combine onions and carrots. Store squash, garlic, bell peppers, and sausage in their own separate containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Basil - Chiffonade or thinly slice.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then sausage. Saute until sausage is golden brown, ~5 minutes.
  2. To sausage, add onions and carrots. Saute until onions are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Saute until fragrant, ~2 minutes.
  4. Pour stock and tomatoes (including liquid) over aromatics. Add bay leaves, squash, and bell peppers. Simmer soup until squash is tender, ~10 minutes.
  5. Remove soup from heat and stir in lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves.
  6. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Finish with basil on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

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Paleo (5)
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28 reviews

Needs extra spice

By: Namrita
Posted: May 16, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

OK - I loosely made this. Way more veggies, chicken sausage, didn't have fresh basil, forgot about the lemon, etc. However, it was delicious.

By: Jacquelin
Posted: Aug 21, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Loved it and served with cheesy naan crisps as a side to dip

By: Kelley
Posted: Aug 20, 2019
Diet: Original
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I couldn't find tortellini in South Africa, but Woolies had miniature ravioli in their fresh pasta section so I used those instead. I like this recipe for lunches, but it's not one of my favorites from CookSmarts. It might just be because I made the orange salmon and the general Tso's this week and those two recipes were amazing!

By: Carolyn
Posted: Aug 19, 2019
Diet: Original
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I loved this, but my husband will do anything to not eat another bean soup. So probably wouldn't make it again.

By: Jenna
Posted: Aug 14, 2019
Diet: Original
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Awesome! I really like tortellini, so we doubled the amount of in the recipe. Could have used even more :)

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 10, 2019
Diet: Original
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