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Wholesome vegetable soup

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If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious vegetable soup for a snack down on the allotment or for a wholesome lunch with a chunk of bread, here is a perfect recipe. This is a great way to use your fresh produce or even to finish up any leftovers from the fridge. You can use a variety of vegetables to suit your taste.

Ingredients

  • A drizzle of oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 sick of celery, chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cultivation Street wholesome vegetable soup recipe , a delicious soup to be enjoyed from your garden produce
Ingredients for Cultivation Street wholesome vegetable soup, a delicious soup to be enjoyed from your garden produce
Chopped vegetables, ingredients for Cultivation Street wholesome vegetable soup, a delicious soup to be enjoyed from your garden produce
  • Add the oil in a medium sized pan on a high heat. Fry the onions and leeks for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Reduce to a medium heat and add the potatoes, carrots and celery. Heat for 5 minutes stirring regularly.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat if needed, add the herbs and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables have all softened.
  • Allow to cool slightly before liquidising to your preferred consistency.
  • Season to taste.

Variations

If you find your soup is too thick you can add milk before serving which also makes your soup go further. Tinned tomatoes can be added too and for extra protein, and also to thicken the soup, red lentils are a great addition.

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