This healthy and hearty Vegetable Stew is a great way to use summer vegetables in a new way.
3 cups water
1 cube vegetable bouillon, low sodium
2 cups white potatoes cut in 2-inch strips
2 cups sliced carrots
4 cups summer squash, cut in 1-inch squares
1 cup summer squash, cut in 4 chunks
1 15-oz can sweet corn, rinsed and drained (or 2 ears fresh corn, 1-1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk scallion, chopped
1/2 small hot pepper, chopped
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup tomatoes, diced
(Add other favorite vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
Heat water and bouillon in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and carrots to the broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients except for the tomatoes and continue cooking for 15 minutes over medium heat. Remove 4 chunks of squash and puree in blender.
Return pureed mixture to pot and let cook for 10 minutes more. Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from flame and let sit for minutes to allow stew to thicken.
Recipe makes 8 servings.
Serving size: 1-1/4 cup
Calories: 119; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: less than 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 196mg
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