Any vegetable soup

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Any vegetable soup recipe

This simple recipe works with almost any vegetable such as squash, pumpkin, cauliflower, courgette or broccoli. Reduce your food waste and rustle up a delicious, warming homemade soup.

65 minutes

Serves 6

Sidonie Sakula-Barry

Recipe by: Sidonie Sakula-Barry | Former Health Information Manager

A simple soup recipe that’s great in autumn and winter. Cooking with children? Use these child-friendly instructions.

Sidonie Sakula-Barry

Recipe by: Sidonie Sakula-Barry | Former Health Information Manager

A simple soup recipe that’s great in autumn and winter. Cooking with children? Use these child-friendly instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1 large vegetable (like squash, pumpkin, cauliflower, courgette, broccoli) or around 750g of any vegetable
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano (or other herbs or spices)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 600ml low-salt vegetable stock
  • Freshly ground black pepper (for seasoning)

CALORIES: 112

FAT: 4.7g

5 A DAY: 2

SALT: 0.05g

SUGAR: 7.2g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  2. Cut the vegetables into large chunks and place on an oven tray.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over them and sprinkle herb or spices. Put the tray in the oven for 40 minutes (if squash or pumpkin), or around 20 minutes or longer for other vegetables. You want them soft but not burnt.
  4. When the vegetables are soft, take them out of the oven and let them cool a little.
  5. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion. Cook on a low heat until it becomes translucent – around 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked vegetable to the saucepan and stir. Then add the stock and cook or 10 more minutes. Season with black pepper.
  7. Blend the soup using a hand blender or tip the soup into a food processor.

SERVING SUGGESTION:

Serve with a slice of bread of toast. For a creamier texture, stir through some natural yoghurt at the end.

Knowing how to use up leftover vegetables is a good way to reduce your food waste – good for you and the planet!


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