Turn a bounty of garden vegetables into a healthy soup that's dairy-free and easy to make and stash away for the cooler months ahead.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut off tip of each ear of corn. One at a time, stand ears in a wide bowl. With a sharp knife, carefully slice downward to release kernels. Discard cobs; set kernels aside.

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  • In a Dutch oven or 5-quart pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add broth and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Add zucchini, green beans, corn, tomatoes (with juice), and orzo; cook, uncovered, until orzo is tender, 8 to 11 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

Ladle 1 1/2 cups into each of six resealable plastic bags. Store flat in freezer, up to 3 months. Before reheating, thaw in refrigerator.

Reviews (12)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2012
Such a wonderful soup! Great flavours! Definitely use fresh sweet corn as opposed to frozen corn.. it's worth the extra buck!
Rating: Unrated
10/07/2009
made this fr lunches all week. really fresh, easy and delicious! no brainer
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09/07/2009
Made this soup yesterday...easy, healthy and the fresh corn adds a nice sweetness...plus, the kids loved it too!!
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09/04/2009
I made this yesterday..in no time. Delicious. Healthy. I added fresh avocado as a garnish and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese!
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09/02/2009
What is wrong with this sight ? I've submited comments 5 times and only part of my comment is coming through or not at all !! Very frustrarting ! Help !!
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09/02/2009
I agreed with designer53
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09/02/2009
I agreed with designer53
Rating: Unrated
09/02/2009
I agreed with designer53
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08/18/2009
My husband really loved this simple soup. I couldn't find orzo at my market, so I initially made it without the orzo. Then when I found some orzo at Target (!) I added it to the leftovers. Either way is good.
Rating: Unrated
10/26/2008
From the first time I made this glorious soup...I knew it would be a favorite. I season with garlic powder,use yellow squash instead of corn and sometimes add green peas instead of green beans. I make a batch each Sunday night to freeze for lunches,dinner and to give away to friends. I've made it with frozen yellow and zuchini squash and that works too. Thanks for such a great and healthy soup!!! I lost 7 # by eating it twice a day for two week..didn't know it had such extra benefits!!
Rating: Unrated
09/18/2008
Love that you used the cobs and I bet that really gave the soup a sweet flavor, Browning the onion gave richness too.
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2008
I left out the orzo and browned the onion to a nice caramel color. I also added the cobs to the broth and water, cooking the flavor out of them for about 20 minutes then removing. This was a delicious soup. We had it with oatmeal batter bread rolls, freezing the remaining soup and rolls to enjoy that last taste of summer when the weather gets cooler.