I grew up eating a very similar soup from my grandmother and aunt. It was known as a peasant Italian soup. Very inexpensive to make and uses up a lot of veggies that you have on hand. Perfect! My family is starting to show signs of colds and stuffy heads and I thought it was the perfect soup for dinner. I load it up with a lot of veggies and garlic to help them feel better and clean out congestion, at least for a little while. You can puree this soup, as I have or you can leave the veggies whole. My purpose in pureeing is simply because my youngest daughter will sit and pick out the things she deems not edible. Once blended, I can avert questions of ingredients and be sneaky. You choose. If I was making this for adults or even my older daughter, I would’ve left them intact because visually it’s more appetizing.
— Knead to Cook