My mother’s Passover vegetable soup


My mother's Passover vegetable soup by Bake Bellissima

This  delicious vegetable soup is famous in my family. It is my mother’s recipe, and we all looked forward to eating it at every holiday meal. While it is a simple vegetable soup, to me it is the taste of family togetherness and a warm home.

This year, I will be hosting the passover Seder and I will be the one preparing the holiday soup. It is such a privilege for me to learn this special dish from my mother. I am also thrilled to share it with you and with my kids for when they are grown. This is what it’s all about, sharing and passing on all of our knowledge. Hope you enjoy!

My mother's Passover vegetable soup
This recipe serves 12 and can easily be halved.
  • 4 potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cups diced squash
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 2 turnips
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 turnips
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 leeks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 sprigs of cilantro, wrapped in cheesecloth with kitchen string
  • 3 L Chicken stock
  1. Finely chop the leeks and tomato and set aside.
  2. Dice the remaining vegetables.
  3. In a large stockpot, sauté the leeks and tomato in the 4 tablespoons of olive oil, over medium heat till for about 5 minutes till the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the remaining vegetables, turmeric, salt and pepper, and cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Cover with enough chicken stock to cover the vegetables and then a little extra, about 2 inches.
  6. Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce temperature to medium heat and simmer for minutes, or until all the vegetables have softened.
  7. Remove the soup from the heat, and discard the cilantro.
  8. Puree a third of the soup in a heat-proof blender and return to the pot.
  9. Check seasoning before serving.

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  1. Micha3ygirl says

    I love this post so much. You are so right about family recipes – there is something very special about them, a certain magic that happens when we prepare them. Thank you for sharing something so dear to your heart! Happy passover!

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