Fresh Vegetable Soup

Fresh and lovely, you could serve this soup tonight and freeze some for later!

3 Tbsp butter or margarine

1 med onion, chopped
1 lg stalk celery with leaves
1 lg carrot, sliced
1 lg potato, peeled and diced
1 lg tomato, peeled and diced
3 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 qt stock (McKay's seasoning)
2 sm zucchini, sliced
1/2 head cauliflower (break into bite size florets)
1 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt
1 tsp pepper, optional
1 C peas (fresh or frozen)
Parmesan cheese, optional

Melt butter or margarine in large stockpot. Add onion, celery and carrot. Cool 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potato, tomato, basil and stock. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Add zucchini, cauliflower florets, seasonings and simmer 10-15 minutes. Add peas and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Servings: 6-8

Submitted by Betty Fike

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