Italian Vegetable Soup

Italian Vegetable Soup
1 pkg Italian sausage links, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
1 cup chopped greens (kale, Swiss chard)
1 Tbs olive oil
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp SplenDishes House Seasoning
1 Tbs SplenDishes Super Tuscan Blend
1/2 cup dry white wine
6 cups chicken stock

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil on high and brown sausage.  Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté until onions are transparent.  Sprinkle SplenDishes House Seasoning and Super Tuscan Blend, then add wine and chicken stock.  Bring to boil, then simmer for an hour.  After about an hour, add zucchini, greens and fresh herbs.  Season again to taste, then continue simmering for another 30 minutes.
Top with Parmesan croutons and fresh Parmesan cheese.

Italian Vegetable Soup

Shonali Thomas
Shonali Thomas


Originally from Sonoma County, Shonali's love of food began at a young age in her backyard “mud kitchen”. She published her first cookbook, Shonal’s Kitchen, The Eclectic Home Chef in 2007. She then began experimenting with different spices and started creating blends to cook with. In 2009, SplenDishes by Shonali was born and since then she has expanded her product line to carry gourmet sauces, spice blends, mustards, jams, jellies, chutneys and specialty items. You can find SplenDishes products at local farmers markets, on the shelves of local gourmet grocery stores and online at

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