Farmers Market Soup

Aired July 1, 2010

Serves Serves 4
6 cups total of:
Baby potatoes, chopped
Baby carrots, chopped
Celery, chopped
Onions, chopped
Mild Peppers, seeded and chopped
Zucchini, chopped
Medium eggplant, chopped
4 ears corn on the cob, husked
2 pints baby heirloom tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
3 1/2 to 4 cups your favorite herbs (such as lemon thyme, tarragon, chives, basil, parsley, dill, etc.), loosely packed
1/4 cup EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper

To a soup pot over medium-high heat, add EVOO. To the hot oil, add veggies and corn, and season liberally with salt and pepper. Saut until tender, 8-10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes to the pot and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook 8-10 minutes more, until tomatoes burst. Add chicken stock, replace cover and bring up to a bubble.

Fill a food processor with the herbs and pulse to chop. Add a splash of stock and stream in EVOO with the machine running to form a green sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls topped with a heaping spoonful of herb sauce to stir in.

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