Vegetable soup in a bowl with crusty bread

Versatile veg soup

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(71 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal218
  • fat7g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 200g chopped raw vegetables, such as onions, celery and carrots



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  • 300g potato



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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 700ml stock
  • crème fraîche and fresh herbs, to serve


  1. Fry 200g chopped raw vegetables with 300g potatoes, peeled and cubed, in 1 tbsp oil for a few mins until beginning to soften.

  2. Cover with 700ml stock and simmer for 10-15 mins until the veg is tender. Blend until smooth, then season.

  3. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and some fresh herbs. Will freeze for up to 1 month.

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20th Sep, 2012
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!
16th May, 2012
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
14th May, 2012
first time ive made soup, i used carrot, potato and celery that was left over in the fridge, it was lush.
2nd Feb, 2012
Delicious as it is but with garam masala and mild curry powder added it tastes even better.
2nd Feb, 2012
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!
13th Jan, 2012
I copied Huxley recipe and i love it.. Make it twice a week for me and a neighbour!
27th Dec, 2011
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.
15th Nov, 2011
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.
27th Sep, 2011
Great as a base to throw anything in :-)
23rd Sep, 2011
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.


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