How to make soup

Watch the Good Food cookery team show you how to make a basic soup that you can adapt to suit the ingredients you have in your kitchen storecupboards.

Points to remember:

  • Cook off your raw spices for 1 minute. 
  • Fry ingredients that need to be softened before simmering with stock (such as onions, garlic, spices) in enough oil until soft.
  • Add your main vegetables and add enough hot stock just to cover them.
  • Bring to the boil then simmer until the veg is tender.
  • Cover your dish with a tea towel when blending to avoid splashback. Blend using a handblender or carefully pouring into a worktop blender. Season well.
  • Adjust the consistency using water to thin it down, or cook it longer to make it thicker. 
  • Use this technique with our favourite soup recipes.