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Lucy's Leftover Vegetable Soup

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Serves 3

Warming winter soup made using leftover vegetables!

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion (finely sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 small swedes / 1 large swede (cubed)
  • 1 leek (sliced)
  • 3 sticks celery (sliced)
  • Handful brussel sprouts (quartered)
  • 1 parsnip (diced)
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to serve


    1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add onion, garlic and cumin seeds and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
    2. Prepare veg and add to pan. Heat for further 5 minutes to gain colour.
    3. Add stock, bring to boil then simmer and cover for 20 mins, or until vegetables are soft.
    4. Add soup to blender and blitz. If you prefer chunkier soup, mash vegetables instead.
    5. Put soup back into pan, heat mixture for 5 minutes, seasoning to taste. Serve with crusty bread or croutons.

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Souffle12's picture
19th Jul, 2015
This recipe is great and really tasty.
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