Friday, 20 March 2015

Cookbook | Homemade Vegetable Soup

In the spirit of healthy eating, I have decided to make my own soup for lunch.

For this week's edition I made vegetable soups using:

A whole onion diced 
5 spring onions
2 courgettes
3 carrots
1 parsnip 
1 Swede
7 new baby potatoes
2 vegetable cubes
1 litre of water
1 herb stock
Salt & pepper

Looking at the list, It does sound a bit over the top, however I was never planning on using the spring onion, mushrooms or potatoes, these were just extra vegetable I had in stock.


1. Chopped all the vegetables in small cubes and using some sunflower oil I browned the mushrooms and onions.

Then I added the other vegetables and left them to cook with the lid on for about 10 mins, by then the vegs were tender. 

I then added some salt and pepper and zeal which is a spice that just enhances the flavour of all food.

I then added the stock to 1 litre of boiling water and added it to the soup, and left it to boil for 10 mins.

To finish it off I removed the stock from the vegetables and blended just the vegs, using a blender. Then I mixed the blended veg with the stock and returned it to the hob for 2 minutes to mix well.

The finished product, enjoy with a bun, croutons or creme fraiche! 

Homemade vegetable soup! 

Happy Fitness Friday!


  1. It looks delicious. Come into my kitchen please.

    1. I was going to say the same things! That looks so good, Yvonne!

  2. Mmm, this sounds/looks good. Will have to try this. :)