Spring Vegetable Soup with Tarragon

Good News This light soup is laden with nutrient-dense root vegetables like potatoes (vitamin C), carrots (beta-carotene) and onions (chromium, which helps maintain blood sugar levels). In the summer, Stephane Vivier purees the soup and serves it chilled with the freshest herbs he can find.


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KEY: Spring, Well-Being, Easter, Beans, Grains & Legumes, Soups & Stews, Basic/Easy, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7 cups water
  • 10 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large leek, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths, or frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large pot, combine the water with the red potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and leek. Bring to a boil. Add the salt and simmer over moderately low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the green beans and simmer until tender, 3 minutes. Stir in the parsley and tarragon. Season with pepper and serve.


One Serving 163 cal, 0.5 gm fat, 0 gm sat fat, 36 gm carb, 6.8 gm fiber.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp Chardonnay, such as one from Carneros in Northern California.

Contributed By Photo © Quentin Bacon Published April 2008

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