Vegetable soup in a bowl with crusty bread

Versatile veg soup

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(82 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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24th Nov, 2012
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!
27th Oct, 2012
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 :)
Deborah Gruss
15th Oct, 2012
Great. Very quick and easy. Good recipe as you can make it frequently but without getting bored as the veg is different each time.
9th Oct, 2012
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!
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!


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