Wonderful Tomato SoupI like chunks of veggies in my soup. I whirl them in the blender or use an immersion blender until the veggies are chopped well, but not puréed. I use enough veggies to make probably 2 cups or so. I use onions, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash or even frozen stir-fry veggies. I season my veggies with Johnny's Seasoning Salt, lots of garlic powder, pepper and herbal seasoning. That one makes a huge difference in the flavor. I don't measure the seasonings, just eyeball it. You don't have to grill them on the BBQ. You can season the veggies and roast them in the oven till they are nicely caramelized.