SOURCE: Swanson Broth

May 17, 2010 08:00 ET

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  (Family Features) Vegetables are an ideal canvas for a vast palette of sunny and internationally-inspired flavors, including fresh citrus juice, spices such as garlic and ginger, fresh herbs, and pantry staples, like soy sauce and Swanson broth and stock. The experts at Campbell's Kitchen have been hard at work creating a variety of versatile recipes that make it deliciously simple to enjoy eating vegetables.

A refreshing change from the standard salad, Margarita Shrimp Salad features tender shrimp, which are marinated in a mixture of lime juice and garlic, and tossed with crisp bell peppers, onions and romaine lettuce. Zucchini Soup with Herbed Cream is a fresh way to savor squash. To move vegetables to the center of the plate, try Vegetable Stir-Fry which features a sauce made with ginger, garlic and soy sauce, or try Broccoli & Garlic Penne Pasta for a versatile dish that's certain to please.

Visit www.CampbellsKitchen.com for more recipes, cooking solutions and tips.

Broccoli & Garlic Penne Pasta  
Prep: 20 minutes  
Cook: 10 minutes  
Makes: 4 servings (about 2 cups each)  
 
1 cup Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups broccoli florets
4 1/2 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese

Heat broth, basil, black pepper, garlic and broccoli in 10-inch skillet over medium heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until broccoli is tender-crisp.

Add pasta and lemon juice and toss to coat. Sprinkle pasta mixture with cheese.

Margarita Shrimp Salad
Prep: 15 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings (about 2 cups per serving)
 
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons grated lime zest
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup Swanson Chicken Stock
1 medium orange or red pepper, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 small onion, sliced (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 cups romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce torn into bite-sized pieces
2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Stir lime juice, lime zest and garlic in 2-quart shallow, nonmetallic baking dish or gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning shrimp over several times during marinating.

Heat stock in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Add pepper and onion, and cook until vegetables are tender-crisp.

Reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp and marinade to saucepan and cook until shrimp are cooked through. Stir in cilantro. Divide lettuce, tomatoes and shrimp mixture among 4 serving plates. Sprinkle with black pepper.

Vegetable Stir-Fry
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings (1 cup each)
 
1 cup Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups cut-up vegetables (broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, baby carrots and sliced celery)
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
  Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Stir broth, cornstarch and soy sauce in small bowl until mixture is smooth.

Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetables, ginger root and garlic and stir-fry until tender-crisp.

Add broth mixture to skillet. Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Tip: You can substitute your favorite vegetables in this recipe.

Zucchini Soup with Herbed Cream  
Prep: 15 minutes  
Cook: 30 minutes  
Makes: 6 servings (1 1/4 cups each)  
 
1/2 cup sour cream
4 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves
4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
4 medium zucchini, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups Swanson Vegetable Broth (Regular or Certified Organic)

Stir sour cream, 1 teaspoon basil and 1 teaspoon oregano in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender. Add zucchini and black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender.

Add broth, remaining basil and remaining oregano. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Place one third of the zucchini mixture into blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into large bowl. Repeat blending process twice more with remaining zucchini mixture. Return all puréed mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until hot.

Divide soup among 6 serving bowls and top with about 1 tablespoon sour cream mixture, using a spoon to swirl cream in a decorative pattern on soup surface.

Get the best of every season and support local farms

Purchasing vegetables from farmers markets or community supported agriculture (CSA) groups is a great way to change up the weekly shopping routine and can be a fun activity for the whole family. Visit www.localharvest.org for a farmers market or CSA in your area.

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