Delicious Vegetable Green Bean Soup
Wash, peel, chop, slice - prepare all the vegetables.
In a large pot, heat oil (2tbsp), add onion( 1 large onion diced) and saute for several minutes until translucent. Add chopped carrots ( 2 cups chopped) and celery ( 2 celery stalks finely chopped). Cook for about 5 minutes. Stirring frequently.
Add all of the green beans (2lbs, washed, ends trimmed, cut into 1 inch pieces), stir, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes, and remaining 3 cups chicken stock. Stir well. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Prepare soup roux: heat olive oil (1 tbsp) in small sauce pan, add flour (1 tbsp), stir, cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, dust the paprika (1/2 tsp) on top and stir. Gradually add water (2 cups) and stir well until smooth. Heat the soup roux to boil.
Pour the soup roux into the soup, stir well. Use a fine mesh sieve if your soup roux has lumps. Bring soup to boil then reduce to simmer and cook until potatoes and rest of the vegetables are tender.
Stir in marjoram. Rub dry herb between palms of your hands over the pot with soup. Remove pot from the heat.
Cool before storing in the airtight container in the fridge. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To make the dumplings: in a bowl combine all the ingredients, if the mixture is too dry add little bit of milk. Mixture should be thick. You're looking for dense but not rock hard consistency.
Bring water seasoned with salt to boil. Using a spoon or a knife throw spoonfuls of dumpling batter into the boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, just until they start floating on the top. Drain the dumplings. Enjoy dumplings with the soup. Dumplings can be stored in the fridge for 2 days.
I like it warm and cool, not really freezing cold but it's cool to the touch.
Up to 3 days in the fridge. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
Use barley, pasta, rice or omit dumplings.
Use other cheese instead.
Yes, I often add chopped tomatoes to this soup. Add them about 2-3 minutes before you turn off the heat.
You can skip it or use little bit of parsley instead.