A visit to the KTA produce department or your local farmers market can result in a load of fresh produce so you can get cooking! What to do with any leftovers? Make this deliciously satisfying soup. I’ve incorporated local ingredients but you can always make substitutions or use what’s on hand.
Pre-heat a large stock pot over medium heat, then add the olive oil and onion. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onions are just turning translucent. Add the vegetable stock, long bean, sweet potato, corn, celery, diced tomato, crushed tomato, carrot, Parmesan cheese, granulated garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley and pepper.
Let soup simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, adding some water if there isn’t a lot of liquid – but keep in mind that this soup is meant to be hearty not liquidy. Drizzle in the balsamic vinegar as a finishing flavor booster and add the edamame last so it keeps its gorgeous green color! Sprinkle a little garlic salt or regular salt. With a piece of chunky bread, this soup will be a satisfying vegetarian meal!