Kitchen Sink Soup

Total Cooking Time: 45 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes Serves: 5+

A Warm, Delicious Way to Use All the Leftover Veggies in your Garden & Fridge

Kitchen Sink Soup is a Fragrant, Hearty, & Easy Way to Warm Up Your Winter Day

Kitchen Sink Soup is a Fragrant, Hearty, & Easy Way to Warm Up Your Winter Day

As Cicely Tyson said in the classic movie Fried Green Tomatoes, “ the secret’s in the sauce”. Well, our secret is in the broth because it’s all about that base! The secret to a flavorful and aromatic base is adding lots of allium varieties along with herbs and spices, then allowing them to roast and simmer to release all of their robust flavors.

We call this Kitchen Sink Soup because we take everything leftover from our fall & early winter Growing Dome harvests& whatever we have in the fridge to make the soup. We put everything in but the kitchen sink!

You may have a variation of these ingredients. The key is to have veggies, herbs, a grain or carbohydrate, and different types of alliums. You can mix and match to use up whatever you have. It is a great way to not let anything go to waste. We harvested celery, tomatoes, leeks, peppers, thyme & rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of vegetable bouillon broth
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of lentils
  • 1 head cauliflower 
  • Red chili flakes & pepper

Dome Grown-

  • 2 leeks 
  • 3 carrots 
  • 4 small tomatoes
  • 3-5 small Peppers 
  • 2-4 stalks of Celery
  • Sprigs of Thyme & Rosemary

Preparation

In a saute pan add a tsp of olive oil and heat. Prep and chop onion, leeks, shallot, and garlic. Saute on medium-high heat until slightly brown. Add these to the broth and stir. Add thyme and rosemary. Let simmer on low. 

The first and most important part of this dish is the stock or broth. You can get so much flavor and aroma into a good broth. It can make or break a soup. I use 8 cups of vegetable broth base, boil, and let simmer. Wash and add lentils to the broth.

Roasting Cauliflower Adds A Heartiness Similar To A Protein
Roasting Cauliflower Adds A Heartiness Similar To A Protein

Roast your veggies. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a small amount of olive oil, add cauliflower, and peppers cook until caramelized and lightly brown. Add vegetables to the soup broth. Add carrots, celery, tomatoes, chili flakes, and pepper to broth cover, and simmer.

This soup is the perfect way to warm up after a long winter day. It is one of those recipes that both feels good and is good for you. Using healthy, organic Dome-grown veggies makes this taste even better because you put your love in – from seed to soup! If you make this dish, or an inspired one, share it with us on Facebook @GrowingSpacesGreenhouse or Instagram @GrowingSpaces. 

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