Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup
This Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup is made with fresh vegetables from the garden. This Vegetable Soup is called Gemuesesuppe or quer durch den Garten Suppe in Germany.
Ingredients for Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup:
The amounts are net weights (after cleaned and peeled)
- 250 g (8.81 oz) of Applewood bacon sliced
- 250 g (8.81 oz) of leeks
- 100 g (3.52 oz) of celery root
- 200 g (7.05 oz) of white cabbage
- 150 g (5.29 oz) of savoy cabbage
- 200 g (7.05 oz) of kohlrabi
- 200 g (7.05 oz) of carrots
- 200 g (7.05 oz) of green beans
- 150 g (5.29 oz) of frozen sweet peas OR canned sweet peas
- 700 g (1.54 lbs) of potatoes
- 2 l (2.11 qt) of water
- 3 cubes of Knorr beef OR vegetable bouillon
- optional some chopped parsley
Preparation of Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup:
Wash cut and slice the leeks, white cabbage, and savoy cabbage. Cut off the ends of the green beans and break them in the center. Peel celery root, kohlrabi, carrots and potatoes and cut small pieces. Cut the bacon one time horizontal in the center. Start cutting the bacon vertical in small pieces. (See picture below for cutting the ingredients).
Fry the bacon in a large saucepan until the fat is liquid. Add the leeks and the celery roots and mix the ingredients. Add cabbages, kohlrabi, carrots, and green beans into the saucepan. Fill up with the water (water should be above vegetables). Crumble the cubes of bouillon into the saucepan. Bring the soup to a boil. Cover the saucepan and turn the heat down to medium. Let the soup simmer for about 30 – 35 minutes.
Take the sweet peas out of the freezer to defrost. In a separate saucepan, add water and one teaspoon of salt. Place your cut potatoes in the saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes, place the boiled potatoes into a colander to drain.
Finishing of the Vegetable Soup:
When the soup has finished cooking, add the sweet peas and the boiled drained potatoes to the soup and carefully mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon. Add salt and pepper to your personal liking. You can also add some chopped parsley.
This homemade soup is best served with sausages of your choice, bread and butter. To try the Classic German Barley Soup click here, the German Kartoffelgemuese Sour Potatoes click here, and the German Potato Soup click here.