The Best Vegetable Soup

the best Vegetable Soup

This is the best vegetable soup I’ve ever had and if you’re a soup lover like me, then you have to try this simple and delicious recipe. It’s my interpretation of one of my favorite and most memorable dishes I had while in Italy. More specifically, it was in Capri at the famous Aurora Restaurant. It’s so unique, flavorful, and comforting. I was feeling so sick during our time in Capri all thanks to a DEET allergy (which I was using because of my mosquito allergy)… sometimes, you can’t win! But this soup instantly made me feel so much better and it’s become a staple in our home. Serve it up with crispy bread and butter and dig in!

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Here’s a video of how I put the best vegetable soup together. For another delicious dish, check out my mom’s chicken & rice soup recipe!

vegetable soup

The Vegetable Soup From Aurora Restaurant In Capri, Italy

What You'll Need:

+ ¼ cup EVOO

+ 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, finely diced

+ 1 cup leeks, diced (about 2 stalks thoroughly washed)

+ 2 medium zucchini, diced (small pieces)

+ 2 medium carrots, diced (small pieces)

+ 2 Yukon gold potatoes, diced (small pieces)

+ 8 cups vegetable (or chicken) stock

+ 1 parmesan rind

+ 2 cloves garlic, minced

+ 2 dried bay leaves

+ 5 sprigs thyme, stem removed

+ ½ tsp. fennel seeds, crushed

+ Salt & pepper to taste (season generously)

+ Tiny pinch of sugar (optional)

+ Freshly grated parmesan to top


1. Heat oil over medium/medium-high heat in large pot or Dutch oven. Add onions, leeks, and carrots, sauté until onions are translucent and carrots are tender (approximately 10 minutes).

2. Add garlic, pinch of salt, pepper, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add potatoes, fennel, pinch of sugar, and stir to combine. Sauté 2-3 minutes.

4. Add broth, herbs, and parmesan rind. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer (partially covered) until potatoes are starting to soften.

5. Add zucchini and cook until tender (approximately 12-15 minutes).

6. Remove herbs and taste and adjust for more seasoning. Serve with freshly grated parmesan and toasted bread for dipping. Enjoy!

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