Delicious vegetables make a hearty and dairy-free winter vegetarian potato soup that hits the spot. This soup is cooked without seasoning to avoid the possible interactions that salt and sugar can have on a persons health.
Ingredients For A Healthy Vegetarian Potato Soup
- 3 medium onions
- 6 chopped garlic cloves
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 to 6 carrots, cut into chunks
- 8 cups vegetable stock
- 3 pounds baking potatoes (with or without skin)
- no seasoning added
Extras That Can Be added
- 5-6 sprigs of thyme
Baking the potatoes beforehand adds robustness and lends a hearty texture to the resulting soup
How to Make A Safe Vegetarian Potato Soup
In a large metal pot, heat the vegetable stock over a medium high heat until hot. Stir in the onions, garlic,and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into the mix and cook, stirring occasionally. Cook until golden brown as seen in the picture.
Peel and dice the potatoes. Stir in the carrots, stock, potatoes, and thyme, then bring to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are very soft and starting to fall apart usually about 45 minutes to an hour. Test the soup to see if it is soft enough and cook longer if needed.
Add More Vegetables If Desired
Garlic and thyme can bring out the very best in these two great ingredients while also adding a spicy bite plus an herbal aroma. The end result is delicious soup that all will love.
Avoid Adding Salt For Medical Reasons
Do not season the soup with salt and pepper because this soup should appeal to everyone including those with medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. It is best to let people with medical issues add their own salt to their vegetarian potato soup so they understand what may be making their blood pressure numbers to go up, salt.
My question for people is this: If you have health conditions like high blood pressure and it can be controlled by not having a lot of salt in your food why would you want to add salt to your food?
I just cannot get over the idea that if you can control your salt intake why would you ever want to add more or extra salt to your food? Try adding a salt free all spice seasoning to add more flavor to your food. Experiment and then come back here and let everyone know what you find to be a good substitute.
This goes for sugar also and in the same capacity. If sugar makes your diabetic numbers go up why would you want to consume sugar if you have the choice not to consume it and have better health. This is a no-brainer if you ask me.
Many people would rather eat whatever they want and then just take a doctor prescribed pill to counter the effects even if the pill is bad for your health. This makes absolutely no sense to me! A lot of things people do make no sense to me.