Versatile veg soup

Versatile veg soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A basic soup recipe that can be adapted to whatever needs using up from the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 200g chopped raw vegetables, such as onions, celery and carrots
  • 300g potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 700ml stock
  • crème fraîche and fresh herbs, to serve

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Method

  1. Fry the chopped raw vegetables with the potatoes, peeled and cubed, in a little oil for a few mins until beginning to soften.
  2. Cover with the stock and simmer for 10-15 mins until the veg is tender. Blend until smooth, then season. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and some fresh herbs. Will freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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janiem's picture

I have made this for several weeks in a row, just using up what I had left over plus different spices. These included peppers, spring onions, carrots, swede, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes onions and potatoes. All very tasty but I felt that swede gave a particularly good flavour. The last batch was a bit bland so I added cumin, chilli and ground coriander. It's great to have a recipe that really stops you wasting anything. A few mashes with a potato masher before using the stick blender really helps. I always feel very virtuous eating this with my homemade bread.

rachmo7's picture

Used this recipe mainly for inspiration as I had a strange selection of veg lurking in the fridge! 1 onion, 1 yellow pepper, 1 courgette, half a small squash and 3 new potatoes...fried the onions first with a little leftover curry paste (also lurking in fridge) added veg and stock then blitzed. Really delicious and low fat to boot...served with toasted wholemeal pitta.

susieb68's picture

I only had dried garlic and herbs, so added them to frying veg with some chilli flakes. Then, with the stock, I added star anise and bay leaves. Delicious

alrm198's picture

This recipe is extremely versatile indeed!
I created carrot & parsnip, leek & potato and parsnip & potato soups all using the above as a base. I just made sure all my vegetables combined weighed in at 500g then made 700ml stock. I used to food processor so once it had all simmered, I seperated the veg from the stock, whizzed the veg in a food processor and then added it back to the stock.
Beautiful!

JulesyBaby's picture

This is the kind of recipe I like - easy, tasty and no fancy expensive ingredients. I just used broccoli (including the stalk), carrots, onions, potatoes, lentils and stock cube. I jazzed it up with grated cheese and black pepper - it was delicious.

CFY's picture

Just made a version of this to finish up some old veg:- one onion, half a swede, two parsnips, some very old manky carrots, a big spud and around a tablespoon of curry powder. Mrs CFY just gave it 10 out of 10. My head is swollen.

daviesx4's picture

Great soup, also used a few tins of mixed beans to bulk it out and left it quite chunky by only blending half of the soup

sarahlou19's picture
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carrots, parsnips, half a cabbage, broccolli, onion, swede, ground, cumin & coriander 2 cloves of garlic, chilli, and 1L stock simmered & blended - yummilicious.. with crusty bread. froze in batches..No potatoes added. Perfect. although i didnt follow the recipe closely as I wanted to use what I had it inspired me nonetheless! Thanks..

barbsbaking's picture

Fried the onion and a couple of garlic Clive's in a tablespoon of Patak's curry paste, any kind, then add a tin of drained chickpeas towards the end and it made a nice mulligatawny style veggie soup.

binitie's picture
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Simple, easy, quick and healthy what more could you want ?

ellefdc's picture
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This is my go to recipe when i'm trying to be creative with soups, always delivers a lovely thick and warming texture.

jyb007's picture
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I used 500g casserole pack, 600g potatoes, 3 rashers smoked back bacon, 80g lentils, 2 teaspoons chilli flakes, ground pepper, 1500ml chicken stock - fried bacon and chilli flakes first then added veg for 5-10 mins before adding stock and pepper - delicious though next time will reduce amount of bacon as very smokey. Great way to use up veg destined for the bin!

nitamcc21's picture

Made soup today - it was lovely. I've used:
4 potatoes, 4 carrots, 1 small sweed, 2 small onions, 3 parsnips and a handful of frozen peppers and 2 cloves of garlic with salt and pepper to taste. I fried onion and garlic first then all the veg. Made a large pan full and once I'd blended it, it's a lovely thick tasty soup - mmmmm!!

lizleicester's picture
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Good way to use up the tail enders of vegetables so this time it was potato, onion, cauliflower and mangetouts in a good turkey stock. Heartwarming stuff!

swiftyrocks's picture

I've never made a soup before, and this was easy and great for using up the leftovers of veg.. I used 3 Potatoes, A large parsnip, carrots, leek, onion, garlic and a few slices of fresh root ginger with some grated nutmeg and seasoning.. I like it! The rest of the house are yet to try it, fingers crossed!

lewis49's picture

I cooked potaoes, 2 small cloves of garlic, leeks, parsnips and swede. I mashed them all together as don't have a blender then added veg stock to the right consintency so can be adjusted accordingly to however thick you want the soup to be. Then added a teaspoon of medium curry powder and fresh parsley and it is delicious :)

deborahmenzel's picture
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Great. Very quick and easy. Good recipe as you can make it frequently but without getting bored as the veg is different each time.

rebeccalup's picture
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My first attempt at making soup and it's delicious! So simple too. I used potatoes, carrots, parsnips, garlic and some mild chilli powder for a bit of a kick. Will definitely be making it again!

astoelli's picture
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Very nice, I fried some bacon and cut it into bits, so that one could help oneself to the bacon as decoration on the soup. Tasted yummy!

chippy45's picture
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I nearly. Always have a good stock of this soup in my fridge for grandchildren coming in from school an unexpected lunch time visitors so simple an so quick

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