As Autumn sets in, one of our family favourite foods is home made vegetable soup, affectionately called in our house ‘green soup’. It usually consists of whatever veggies we have that need using up or any that are on offer in the supermarket!
This hearty thick soup is filling and wonderful on a cold day. It’s super easy to make, low calorie, ensures you get your five a day and is really cheap too (total cost just £3.68)! Plus if you make a large enough batch you can freeze some.
Ingredients - Probably enough to serve 8!
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil (probably less but say 10p)
- 1 Large Onion (85p for 4 from Aldi – so say 23p)
- 500g Leeks (89p from Aldi)
- 1 Medium Savoy Cabbage (59p from Aldi)
- 1 Medium Broccoli (59p from Aldi)
- 300g Potatoes (Already had in, approx cost 50p)
- 1.5 litres Vegetable Stock - probably need 2 stock cubes (Already had in, probable cost 20p-40p)
- 200g Mixed Frozen Vegetables; sweetcorn, carrots, peas and green beans (89p for 1KG – so say 18p)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 200mls Semi Skimmed Milk (optional) (Already had in – approx cost 20p)
Total cost: £3.68!!!
Chop all the vegetables, I only roughly chop mine as I will be blending the soup once cooked.
In a large pan, soften the onions in some vegetable oil, add the leeks and pour in a little bit of the vegetable stock, this always seems to help everything soften much quicker. After 5-10 minutes everything should be nice and soft and ready to add more ingredients.
Add the cabbage, broccoli, potatoes and mixed vegetables and pour in the rest of the stock.
Bring pan to the boil and let it bubble for 5 minutes then reduce the heat to a simmer.
Simmer for 20 -30 minutes until everything is nice and soft.
Add the milk and any extra seasoning, and then blend using a hand blender until all is super smooth! If you think the soup is too thick add a little more water or stock and mix well.
This quantity makes a big pot of soup and it will keep in the fridge for a few days or alternatively you can freeze some.
Serve with some bread.
Serving suggestion: if you want a really warming soup you can always add a few chilli flakes to spice things up.
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