Vegetable Soup Base


  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped carrots
  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped red bell pepper, optional
  • Water


  1. Bring to a boil in a large stock pot.
  2. When vegetables are half-cooked, the soup can be stored away for future use.

Variations using soup base: Add desired ingredients and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Potato Soup: Add cooked, sliced red potatoes with skins on. Add vegetable base for flavor. Cream of Potato Soup: Add soy milk and instant mashed potatoes to potato soup
  • Tomato Rice Soup: Add tomatoes, vegetable base and cooked rice. Thicken with tomato paste.
  • Minestrone: Add tomatoes, vegetable base, 2 parts chili powder to 1 part cumin. Add white beans and pasta.
  • Vegetable Soup: Add vegetable base, sliced zucchini, green onions and cilantro, or any other vegetables you desire. Thicken with cornstarch slurry.
Browse Cook(s): Mark Anthony
Browse Theme(s): Soups

All the recipes featured on this site are from the cooking programs on 3ABN; most are from the 3ABN Today cooking segments. All recipes are dairy-free vegetarian; vegetarian cookbooks are available from our store, as well as vegetarian cooking DVDs.