USING UP THE LEFT OVERS - Vegetable Soup

We had a host of freshly cooked vegetables left-over from our supper with close friends on Sunday evening - peas, broccoli, beans and cauliflower. These left overs ('Ls' as we call them ) have been made into a batch of wholesome vegetable soup, either for a lunchtime snack tomorrow or for freezing, for future use.


It's so easy to turn any left-over vegetables into a tasty soup, that anyone can do it. Here goes:-
  •  Put the left-over vegetables into a saucepan and add chopped onions. One onion for a small amount of vegetables, two for a medium amount and three for a large quantity. (You can fry the onions prior to adding them to the vegetables, but it is healthier not to fry).
  • Add stock cubes to the vegetable mix - one cube for a small quantity of vegetables and two for a larger amount. I recommend  Knorr vegetable stock cubes, as the soup can then be eaten by both vegetarians and meat eaters. Alternatively you can use chicken stock cubes.
  • Just about cover the vegetable mix in the saucepan with cold water. Take care not to add too much water or the soup will be too thin. You can always add more water later if the soup is too thick after liquidising.
  • Bring the vegetable mix to the boil.
  • Simmer until the onions are soft.
  • Liquidise the mixture in a food processor or liquidiser.
  • Return the soup to the saucepan and heat until piping hot.
  • Spoon the vegetable soup into a bowl, add a drizzle of cream and serve with slices of fresh homemade bread (see my blog on baking bread on 23 September). Delicious!
 
For that special occasion, crumble a small amount of Stilton cheese into the hot soup in the saucepan and heat until the cheese has melted. You now have a Stilton and Vegetable soup.

Alternatively, the vegetable soup can be frozen for future use.
  • Pour the cooled soup into a plastic jug and place in the freezer.
  • When frozen, remove the block of frozen soup from the jug by pouring hot water on to the outside of the jug to release the block.  
  •    Place the frozen soup in a sealed plastic bag, label and return to the freezer until you wish to defrost, heat and serve.
     
     
    Bon appetito!!

Comments

  1. Great post. Having tasted this soup first hand I can testify it's delicious!

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  2. Thank you for the positive comment. The soup is particularly good if you add the Stilton cheese to the basic vegetable soup.

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