French Fridays with Dorie – Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup

by Jessica on October 16, 2012

Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup |

Today’s ‘French Fridays’ recipe is Dorie’s version of Stone Soup, and a yummy one, at that. I’m always one for chunky soups, so I took the road less traveled and decided to leave my soup as is, not pureeing it once it had cooled. And as a side to ham & gruyere quesadillas, we enjoyed this as we watched the presidential debate last Tuesday evening.

The temps are starting to dip around these parts, so it was the perfect dish to cozy up on the couch with. It was warm, comforting and had a wonderful amount to seasoning to it. Easy and yummy… recipes such as this one earn five stars in my book!

Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup |

For a list of those who participated this round, click over to the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post on FFWD. And, if you haven’t already, grab a copy of this book for your library while you’re at it… you won’t regret it!

#110 – Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup (pg. 74)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup |



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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer B. October 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

You made the chunky version of this soup look deliciously hearty.


2 Margaret October 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I much prefer a chunky veggie soup. I am working on mine. Been too warm to make soup!


3 yummychunklet October 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I like your chunky version!


4 Patty October 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Yes, I like the look of the chunky version as well and I like that you enjoyed a bowl of it while watching the debate, I think we ate after the debate but I like the idea of soup for a light meal while relaxing in front of the TV;-)


5 Geraldine Saucier October 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Soup looks great and tasty. The ham and gruyere cheese quesadillas sound great too.


6 Weekend Cowgirl October 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Love soup! Sunday’s dinner!!


7 Betsy October 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Yup, quesadillas are the perfect accompaniment! I pureed this one, but your chunky version looks mouth-watering. (I have the same bowls in purple.)


8 Cher October 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

You are the second person I saw with the quesadille idea. That is such a great side for this soup. Yum!
Beautifully done. And hope your upcoming week goes smoothly with minimum stress 🙂


9 marilyn October 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

your chunky version of this soup looks very hearty and warming indeed!


10 Adriana October 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I love your soup-quesadilla combo! That sounds like a great, easy meal especially with all the excitement around you these days.


11 Alice October 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

not only does it look really filling but your quesadillas sound great too! 🙂 Good job!


12 Mary Hirsch October 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Since everyone seemed to go the pureed route, it was nice to see some lumps and chunks. Your soup looks tasty. And, quesadilla rather than a grilled sandwich is a nice twist. I found eating good food during the Presidential Debates to be damaging to one’s health. My nerves don’t hold up and my stomach is always in a knot!


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