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Wholesome Vegetable Soup

Brilliant winter warmer.

40 6
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Wholesome Vegetable Soup

Brilliant winter warmer.

40 6
Monday, September 28, 2009

1 tbsp of butter

1 onion, chopped

1 leek, sliced

2 potatoes, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 parsnip, chopped

Bunch of celery, chopped

2 litres of vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

40 mins
Serves 6

Soup season is definitely upon us, and as much as I love experimenting with new flavours, and different combinations, I always come back to a good old homemade vegetable soup. This is the one I normally stick to but add whatever vegetables you have at hand, they certainly won’t go astray here.

 

Place the butter in a large pot and place over a medium high heat. When butter is melted and foamy, add the onion, potato, and leek. Fry for 2 minutes, then cover and sweat for 8 minutes.
Add the stock, carrots, parsnip, celery, lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender when you insert a fork.
Season with a little salt and pepper to taste and then either serve as a chunky vegetable broth or blitz with a hand blender to form a silky smooth soup.
40 mins
Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tbsp of butter

1 onion, chopped

1 leek, sliced

2 potatoes, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 parsnip, chopped

Bunch of celery, chopped

2 litres of vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

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  • bernie doyle

    beautiful soup well worth making

  • Millie

    Lovely soup, so quick to make and so tasty. When it comes to adding the stock my saucepan would only hold just over the 1 ltr. Still came out lovely.

  • Roisin Bell

    Help! I’m floored every time with a recipe like this, because I don’t know what stock to use! The thoughts of using 2 litres of Oxo cubes fill me with horror. What do you recommend Donal, or what does everyone else use?

    I’d just love to make this soup, so I’m looking forward to your responses. Thanks!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Hi Roisin

      Homemade stock is always best, especially if you have an oxo phobia :) If you prefer your soups on the ticker side, you can always add less liquid until you get the desired consistency.

      Hope that helps!

    • dpwilkins

      If you don’t us home made and aren’t sure of Oxo…Knorr Stock Pots are very good, switched to them ages ago, for when I’m out of home made.

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Pretty much! Add in some herbs too. The likes of thyme, parsley and a couple of peppercorns are great in veg stocks.

  • Aine Ni Nualláin

    This vegetable soup is just magnificent – I make it three times a week now for family and the grandchildren just love ”nanny’s soup’

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear! :)

  • dpwilkins

    Made this earlier…I think two litres is a bit much…I’m allergic to celery, so lefty it out…it’s grand, if a bit bland? I think I’d try herbs or a pinch of curry powder next time…I added some cream for silkiness. I also used home made stock which makes a big difference.

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      If you prefer it on the thicker side by all means use less stock and add in any veg that you like to replace the celery! Let me know what you think!