When you want to put together an easy, healthy, wholesome meal for the family but there’s not much in your cupboards you can’t go past an old fashioned vegetable soup. We have created this recipe for an “all in together vege soup” for those days that you need to use up what you have (or can’t be bothered facing the shops to buy specific ingredients). We have provided you with the basic recipe but NO RULES APPLY, be creative and adjust to suit! Just follow the guidelines, add in what you have and we’re sure it will be delicious!
All in Together Vege Soup
2 Tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil, butter, or another oil that is ok being heated)
2 tsp salt (you will need less if using broth or tock, just ad to taste)
Pepper to taste
1 clove garlic
½ a medium onion and/or 1 leek
Fresh or dried herbs to taste, e.g. basil, rosemary, or thyme (optional but will add flavour)
Alternative: If you don’t have salt, garlic, onions or herbs but you do have stock or broth you can use that instead to add flavour.
Here are some suggestions – you don’t need them all, it’s just to give you ideas. If you have them all go for it, otherwise just roll with what you’ve got – really anything goes!
1 celery stalk finely sliced
1 leek finely sliced
1 medium zucchini cut in chunks
½ medium broccoli (including stalks) cut into small florets
½ medium cauliflower (including stalks) cut into small florets
1 sweet potato
1 medium potato finely sliced
1 bunch english spinach
1 can tomatoes or 2 tomatoes or tomato passata
6 button mushrooms or 2 portobello mushrooms
Option 1: 4 cups water
Option 2: 4 cups water and stock powder or broth concentrate (powder or paste)
Option 3: 4 cups liquid stock or broth
Option 4: 4 cups liquid with your combination of: water / coconut cream or cream / broth or stock
- Heat up a pot to medium heat. Add in olive oil and fry up your selection of onion, leek, garlic, celery and herbs. Add in all your vegetables with the salt and pepper and your choice of liquid. Bring to the boil then simmer until the vegetables are soft. Set aside to cool.
- Tip into a blender and blend (you can add in fresh herbs such as basil, parsley or coriander if you choose). Add extra liquid if needed to create your desired consistency. Pour back into the pot and warm to serving temperature. Enjoy!