Summer Vegetable Soup

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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I like to serve this healthful soup with a simple frittata (a baked Italian omelette) and good bread. It’s a wonderful summer meal to enjoy outside on the porch.


  • 3 tablespoons butter or trans fat-free and dairy-free buttery spread
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin o


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large pot over medium low heat. Add the onions and garlic, then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the onion is softened but not brown.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, tomato, water, parsley, basil, and bay leaves. Raise the heat to high, cover, and bring to a boil. Lower t