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Creamy Vegetable Soup

Chase off the winter chill with a satisfying bowl of creamy, low-fat vegetable soup. Oats thicken the soup and add additional fiber.
Course Sides, Salads and Soups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (15 ml)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 Tbsp butter (15 ml)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (125 ml)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock (250 ml)
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (250 ml)
  • 1 cup cut green beans, fresh or frozen (250 ml)
  • 4 cups low-fat milk (1000 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme (or a couple sprigs of fresh) (2.5 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2.5 ml)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a pot or large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onion, celery and carrot until softened.
  3. Add butter, garlic and oats and cook, stirring, for about a minute to toast oats.
  4. Add stock and stir until nearly absorbed.
  5. Stir in corn, green beans, milk, thyme, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasonings.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes and stir before serving. (Soup will continue to thicken.)
  9. Note: if you used fresh thyme, don’t forget to remove the stems before serving!

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