STREAMING NOW: Taste Testers

Garden Vegetable Soup

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I was talking to a lady where I was working about enhancing recipes. She threw down the gauntlet about a recipe in the Weight Watcher's guide. It had 0 points and, as she put it, 0 taste. The challenge was to make it have TASTE. I read the recipe and agreed that the result of the original recipe would have no taste. The challenge was to add flavor without adding points. See what you think.”
5hrs 10mins
4 Cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (hey, we all know it’s PAM), sauté the carrot, onion, and garlic over low heat until softened (about 10 minutes).
  2. Add paprika and cook for about two minutes more. Only do this if there is liquid to support it. If the veggies are dry add the paprika just before the next step.
  3. Add broth, water, cabbage, beans, tomato paste and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat, add the bouquet garni, bay leaves, and simmer uncovered for at least three hours.
  6. Stir in zucchini and simmer another hour.
  7. Serve hot.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a