Good with: By itself, or if you’re feeling indulgent, a (vegan) grilled cheese sandwich!
Other Flavors: Butternut Squash with Sage, Chicken Vegetable Chili, Golden Quinoa and Kale, Red Lentil Dahl, Tuscan White Bean, Carrot Ginger with Coconut, Cuban Black Bean, Green Chile Corn Chowder, Roasted Tomato Basil, Chicken Quinoa & Kale, Potato Leek, Summer Gazpacho.
Why We Love It: You may be thinking, a 5/5…for a minestrone?! Yes typically minestrone is usually the last soup I would ever order in a restaurant, and it’s no wonder. Usually it’s a thin wimpy broth with a few tiny chopped up veggies and soggy pasta sprinkled in. But this one is different. It is bursting with veggies. There’s such a variety of veggies that each bite brings a new combination and adventure. It has also been seasoned to perfection. For someone who always has to add pepper and usually salt to my soups, I was very surprised that I didn’t need to add anything additional seasoning here. Plus it’s certified organic and gluten-free!
Meet the Makers: Based in Boulder, CO (duh!), Boulder Organic was founded in 2006 by Kate Brown with the mission to bring fresh soup back into the marketplace. All of their soups are certified organic, non-GMO and gluten-free. They also offer a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. They’re made fresh without preservatives or artificial ingredients – that’s why you can only find them in the refrigerated deli section of the grocery store. They also donate 2% of their soups to the Community Food Share and other non-profits in the Boulder area. www.boulderorganicfoods.com
Fun Fact: Kate is the Orange Orchard Home Owner’s Association, women’s division, long-distance sunflower seed spitting champion three years running!