4 common mistakes when making vegetable soup and how to avoid them

One of the soups I like to eat the most, not only because it is comforting, but also very healthy, is the vegetable soup.

One of the soups I like to eat the most, not only because it is comforting, but also very healthy, is the vegetable soup.

I consider it the perfect excuse to take advantage of all those forgotten vegetables that are not enough to make a stew, a complete dish, but are enough to give a lot of flavor to a soup.

There are many recipes to prepare them, and even if you don’t believe me mistakes, in reality they are much more common than you imagine.

That is why today I want to share them with you, so that they never happen to you again.

1. The soup is bland

One of your mom’s best kept secrets when making vegetable soup was to boil the tomatoes in advance and sauté the garlic and onion before blending them.

This will remove the acid from the tomato and give it much more flavor, even if in a hurry you have to blend everything raw, add a drizzle of oil to fry the caldillo before adding the rest of the ingredients.

2. Your vegetables are raw or overcooked

This is one of the most common mistakes that happen even to experts.

You should always consider which vegetables take longer to soften, for example carrots and potatoes come first, then zucchini, celery and spinach.

Cut the vegetables of the same size so that they cook evenly.

You can always use frozen vegetables, find out how to make them in this article.

3. Use water instead of chicken broth

The broth will always add a lot more flavor to your soups, especially when it comes to vegetables.

Now, what if I don’t have any, a very easy way to replace it is with vegetable consommé or chicken powder.

In this link I will explain how to do it at home.

One ingredient that you or should include for the amount of flavor is celery, it is very aromatic, which should never be missing.

4. Put a lot of water in the soup

Although you can let it boil for a while until it evaporates, I always recommend using the amount provided in the recipe and adding a little at a time as needed.

Remember that you don’t want to overcook the vegetables.