*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Summer Vegetable Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Country Living, Jul 96, Vol. 19 Issue 7
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    1      tablespoon    butter
    4      medium        carrots (1/4 pound) -- peeled and sliced
    2      stalks        celery -- diced
    1      large         onion -- chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- chopped
    2      quarts        water
    1      tablespoon    Worcestershire sauce
    1 1/4  teaspoons     salt
      1/4  teaspoon      ground black pepper
    1      large         bay leaf
    1      pound         green or other snap beans
    2      large         all-purpose potatoes -- (3/4 pound)
    2      small         yellow squash -- (10 ounces)
    3      large         ripe plum tomatoes
    2      cups          torn beet greens or spinach -- grated (optional)
                         Parmesan cheese
 
  1. In 8-quart saucepot, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add carrots, cel
 ery, and onion; saute 3 minutes. Stir in garlic; saute 1 minute. Add water, Wor
 cestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and bay leaf; cover and heat to boiling over h
 igh heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer vegetable mixture 15 minutes.
 
  2. Meanwhile, snap the stem end off each bean and discard. Cut beans into 1-in
 ch lengths. Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Cut squash lengthwise in
 to quarters, then crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
 
  3. Remove and discard bay leaf from vegetable mixture. Add beans, potatoes, an
 d squash to vegetable mixture; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to l
 ow and cook until potatoes are tender--about 10 minutes.
 
  4. Meanwhile, peel and chop tomatoes. Stir tomatoes and beet greens into veget
 able mixture; cook until greens are wilt-ed-about 1 minute. Ladle soup into ser
 ving bowls; top with Parmesan, if desired. Serve immediately.
 
 
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