Having battened down the hatches while storm Imogen does her worst ( for my transatlantic readers We now name our storms but are nothing like your hurricanes) I decided that a healthy, warming soup would be great for lunch. That and it’s a cunning way to get vegetables into my toddler and use up my veg from the weekend.
It’s very easy, and adaptable to most vegetables you have in your stock piles. I like to blend my soups smooth, but if you prefer a chunkier version the, only give it a quick blitz or leave the veg chopped into tiny chunks- it’s up to you.
- 1 onion sliced thinly
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 leek chopped
- 1-2 celery sticks
- 2 carrots
- 2 potatoes chopped into small pieces
- A good handful of kale ( I love this stuff at the moment)
- 750 mls of stock (I used vegetable)
- Salt/ pepper to season.
- Heat some oil (coconut or olive) in a pan
- Gently cook the onions and crushed garlic for about 5 minutes
- Add the other chopped vegetables
- Add the stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer the veg for about 15-20 minutes (until your potatoes and carrots are soft)
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once cooked, blitz with your hand blender
- Serve up and enjoy.
There you have it, a healthy hearty soup that is suitable and adaptable for so many diets. What’s your favourite soup ? Let me know in the comments below.