Dehydrated Vegetable Soups with Dry Mix


Make Your Own Vegetable Soup Mix
or Meals-In-A-Jar/Pouch


I routinely go through my dried vegetables, taking stock of my inventory and pulling out the dribs and drabs of jars that are almost empty. This is the time I put together my vegetable soup mixes. I use just about all my dried vegetables in my soup mix, but I have put together a soup blend for you as a guideline of what I enjoy as a basic mix. You may add in or leave out what you enjoy. There are both vegan and meat-based preparations here.

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Dried Vegetable Starter Mix

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2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon granules or powdered greens blend
2 teaspoons tomato powder
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup dried diced tomatoes
1/4 cup dried onions, chopped
1/4 cup dried white potatoes, diced
2 tablespoons dried carrots, diced
2 tablespoons dried celery, chopped
2 tablespoons dried corn kernels
2 tablespoons dried green peas
2 tablespoons dried green bean pieces
2 tablespoons dried chives or green onion
1 dried bay leaf

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a pint-sized Mason jar (or double recipe for a quart-sized Mason jar) in the order listed.
  2. Label and date jar for storage.
  3. Vacuum Seal jar.
  4. Pantry stable for up to 1 year if stored properly. Store in a cool, dry place. You may also re-seal product in a vacuum type storage bag for extended storage, up to 2 years.
  5. See list of other vegetables that can be added in “Substitutions” section below.

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Soup Recipes

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Vegan Vegetable Soup

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1 pint jar of dried vegetable mix
12 cups water
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1-1/2 tablespoons mushroom powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Add dried vegetable mix and liquid to a large pot and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. If soup becomes too thick, add more water.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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Meaty Vegetable Soup

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1 pint jar  dried vegetable mix
12 cups water or beef stock
1 pound beef cubes, ground beef, or shredded beef, cooked
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1-1/2 tablespoons mushroom powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Add dried vegetable mix and liquid to a large pot and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. If soup becomes too thick, add more water.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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Vegetable Soup with Pasta

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1 pint jar  dried vegetable mix
12 cups water or beef stock (Vegan option: vegetable stock)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons tomato powder or 4 tablespoons tomato paste
1-1/2 tablespoons beef or vegetable bouillon granules
1/2 cup pasta shapes (macaroni, bowtie, fusilli, ziti, etc.)

Directions

  1. Add dried vegetable mix and liquid to a large pot and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add oregano, salt, tomato powder, and bouillon. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. If soup becomes too thick, add more water.
  3. Add pasta and simmer an extra 15 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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Substitutions

You can use any leftover vegetables you have to the Vegetable Soup Mix. Often just 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup is plenty to add to your pint-sized Mason jar. As long as you keep your blend to the maximum size of a pint-sized Mason jar, all the recipes above with work. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapeño or Poblano Peppers
  • Legumes (Cooked and Dehydrated Beans)
  • Mushrooms
  • Parsnips
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash
  • Zucchini

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Herbs and spices can make your soup tasty as well. Simply accent the naturally delicious flavor of the vegetables by picking an herb or two and using it judiciously.

  • Thyme pairs beautifully with wintery root vegetables
  • Sage with winter root vegetables, creates a deeper savory dimension
  • Mushroom powder enhances the flavors of all vegetables
  • Basil adds a fresh, licorice-like taste to summer- vegetable soups
  • Oregano is well-matched to tomatoes, especially soups with an Italian flair like the pasta version above
  • .Lemon powder adds a nice, bright life to any vegetable combination
  • Ginger can give vegetables a dramatic Asian flair

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4 thoughts on “Dehydrated Vegetable Soups with Dry Mix

  1. Lisa says:

    Thanks for linking up at the Homesteader blog hop! Love dehydrated soups! Will try them out, Thanks!

    1. Admin says:

      Enjoy !!!

  2. Lois says:

    Do you have non dairy creamer recipes?

    1. Admin says:

      There are both liquid and powder recipes for creamer on our website. For non-dairy, you can use powdered coconut, soy, or almond milk.

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