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
-
protein
-
carbs
-
fat
-
saturates
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fibre
-
sugar
-
salt
-

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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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

lulabell7's picture

first time ive made soup, i used carrot, potato and celery that was left over in the fridge, it was lush.

joannek9004's picture
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Delicious as it is but with garam masala and mild curry powder added it tastes even better.

helenptaylor's picture

This is a great way to use up whatever veg is lurking in the fridge. I like to make a batch of soup so tripled the amounts of veg and stock but kept the potato the same this worked well and was about the right consistency. The children loved it!

erraz_32's picture
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I copied Huxley recipe and i love it.. Make it twice a week for me and a neighbour!

maloybishop's picture
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I had no idea how to make soup, but this gives a really good idea. I now throw in just about anything -tomato or two, celery, graan beans...(but always a spud to thicken it) and keep a bit of veg stock on the side just in case it is a bit thick.

pamelabeaupre's picture

I love this recipe and use it often, the only thing I change is the quantity of vegetables to potato. I find 300g vege to 200g potato a better balance.

palacecontracts's picture
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Great as a base to throw anything in :-)

helenchats's picture
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Wow, just made this soup with carrots, celery, onion, garlic and cauliflower. It was so delicious and simple. It will be a regular in my home.

little_alien's picture
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I went for

1 red onion, garlic, half a small turnip, 2 small carrots, 1 stick of celery, 1 chilli and the potato.. worked a treat. nice kick to it :)

preethi17's picture
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i made this soup today for dinner, me and husband loved it! I added a bit of cumin and corriander pwder while i fried the veggies and then put in the stock. Lovely! will make it again!

treaclepud's picture

If you're a waistline watcher, then fry the vegetables in spray-oil, the frying process isn't absolutely essential, but it does improve the flavour no end
I wouldn't worry about calories from potatoes, barley etc. I find that cutting out sugar and booze, and keeping fat consumption to a minimum gets weight off me really quickly, and I eat pretty much anything else I want, especially spuds, which are good and filling!

flirtinflight's picture
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A good way of using up whats left in the fridge and my toddler loves it. Used sweet potato and added some garlic. Had to add more water when blending. But fool proof.

lsween89's picture
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Just made this soup for the first time turned out much better than I expected except i used quite a large clove of garlic which over powers it a bit. Will be experimenting again with lots of different veg.

njbarcomb's picture
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I used potato, onion, carrot, cauliflower and broccoli. For seasonings I used oregano, rosemary, garlic powder and a small sprinkling of chili flakes as I was heating the oil. I would skip frying the veggies next time, but still fry the seasonings.
The final product was delish!!! Looking forward to having left overs tomorrow :)

elsarodell's picture

One of my favourites, but I always add garlic (a must) and a level half teaspoon of mustard powder, to give it a little kick. Yum!

dawn1830's picture
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This is a lovely basic soup but needed quite a lot of tinkering to suit our tastebuds. I added some ground coriander plus a little chilli powder and ginger and some tomato puree. Fantastic for the diet concious among us too. May try adding lentils next time as others have suggested.

scottishmatt77's picture

My first soup recipe! It turned out fantastic! tiny ammendments as follows:
Gammon joint simmered to produce the stock. This provided the salt it required so I just added some ground black pepper.
3 large potatoes, 1 carrot, 1 parsnip, half a very small turnip, 3/4 med. size onion added to 1400ml of ham stock. Garnished with parsley to serve. Delighted with my 1st attempt and now have inspiration to try some trickier recipes.

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