Spicy V8 Vegetable Soup Recipe is so quick and easy and you get all those great spice flavors in one easy liquid. Because of the Coronavirus, California has a stay at home order in effect and I've been telecommuting for over thirty days now. My daily exercise consists of walking to the mailbox and the occasional drive down the coast. It could be worse, I'm healthy and that I am thankful for. Since my activity level is reduced I don't want to eat a heavy meal. I do love making soups and this is one of my all-time favorites because it's quick easy and you can make substitutions to fit your personal taste.
The soup also tastes even better the next day.
These are the ingredients I use, but you can mix and match the vegetable to your liking. Sometimes I add in a little parsnip or use a spicy bloody mary mix instead of the V8 juice. Years ago I would use Snap-E-Tom but for some reason, I can't find it in the stores anymore.
Spicy V8 Juice or Bloody Mary Mix
Salt and pepper
You can use fresh vegetable or frozen. If you use frozen vegetable check the cooking time on the package and adjust accordingly so you don't overcook and end up with veggie mush.
If all you have is tomato juice you can make your own spicy juice by adding in a little tabasco, a dash of worstereshire, and black pepper.
How to my V8 Vegetable Soup Recipe.
In a a medium stockpot or dutch oven, add the water, V8 and celery seed and bring to a low boil.
Add the potatoes, yams, cabbage. and onion and cook for 15 minutes.
Lower heat to low-medium and add the, zucchini and continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes.
Add the broccoli florets and continue cooking another 5 minutes until the vegetables and potatoes are tender.
Season to taste.
Now, that was easy, now add some warm crusty bread and you have a classic peasant meal. Tasty, easy and unfussy.