Today im going to share with you this super easy, and super tasty Vegetable soup.
If like me and you follow Slimming world its free on extra easy and is packed with lots of free and superfree, and its also perfect to take to work to keep you warm now autumn has drawn in. Its also really cheap to make, and a great way to use up any leftover veg lurking about in your fridge. Which if you are on a budget like we are, meals like this can really help get you through the week.
So heres what you are going to need
1 onion chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 leek sliced thinly
2 sticks of celery chopped
2 carrots chopped
300g of potatoes peeled and cubed into small chunks
1 litre of hot chicken stock
2 bay leaves
Couple of sprigs of fresh Thyme or 1 tbsp of dried
salt and pepper to season
I use a large casserole pan to make my soup, this way I can double up if Im batch cooking. But today Im not so its just one portion.
Spray your pan with fry light and heat on a medium heat.
Add all your veg to the pan and saute for a few minutes until the veg starts to soften down a little. When it shows signs of softening, add your 1 litre of chicken stock, your bay leaves and Thyme, you can also add a little seasoning if you like.
Now cover the soup and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down and simmer for a good hour and a bit longer if you can.
Your soup should look like this
At this point its entirely up to you whether you want to have a chunky soup or a blended soup. I like to half blend mine and leave just a few chunks in for texture.
Dont forget to remove your bay leaves and thyme sticks if you havent already.
Heres mine partly blended
This recipe makes 4 good sized portions or 6 smaller portions for work.
Serve hot and enjoy