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greatminds Mon 09-Oct-17 20:21:33

I have made a soup in my soup maker. It is lacking something !!! Please, please, please offer suggestions on how to make it tastier!!

It tastes okay, but not much depth of flavour.

It’s one of those ones where I have just chucked stuff from the fridge in, no real planning.

Ingredients are:
Red pepper
Red onion
Butternut squash
Veg stock cube
Pinch of chilli powder
Splash of red wine

Any suggestions?

TheQueenOfWands Mon 09-Oct-17 20:23:10

A parsnip.

WaxyBean Mon 09-Oct-17 20:23:56

Garlic, basil and salt. And a lug of olive oil or butter.

lurkingnotlurking Mon 09-Oct-17 20:24:15


BringOnTheScience Mon 09-Oct-17 20:24:26

Black pepper

Keepthebloodynoisedown Mon 09-Oct-17 20:24:29

I'd up the amount of stock cubes as an easy way to add flavour.

Ginslinger Mon 09-Oct-17 20:24:40

salt and pepper

FauxFox Mon 09-Oct-17 20:25:05

Soy sauce, honey and Worcester sauce - you need to balance the salty/sweet/sour seasoning

RebornSlippy Mon 09-Oct-17 20:25:10

Throw another stock cube in.

SaucyJack Mon 09-Oct-17 20:25:36

Dave's Insanity Sauce.

Redredredrose Mon 09-Oct-17 20:26:15

Tomato purée? Plus seasoning.

SparklingBollox Mon 09-Oct-17 20:28:46

Oh I dunno, it sounds more like a vegeatable sauce for pasta than a soup ATM tbh. I think that might just be me being a bit weird though as I have had loads of soups that taste like a sauce to me.
I find sun dried tomato paste really adds some depth to tomato based dishes or maybe some anchovies or Worcester sauce

LimpidPools Mon 09-Oct-17 20:29:02

It almost certainly just needs more salt (which is why a stock cube would help).

You could also dry fry some ground cumin and add that. Delicious savoury flavour.

iamyourequal Mon 09-Oct-17 20:30:30

Garlic, black pepper a little butter or olive oil and a chicken stock cube. Perhaps some rice or pasta to give substance. Also I wouldn't be putting red wine in that soup.

sunnydayzzzzz Mon 09-Oct-17 20:30:34

Chicken stock cube, salt and loads black pepper

sunnydayzzzzz Mon 09-Oct-17 20:31:06

Cubed potatoes

RJnomore1 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:31:17


Dreamstosell Mon 09-Oct-17 20:31:31

Another stock cube and some butter

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Mon 09-Oct-17 20:32:44

Salt and pepper. More stock cubes.

greatminds Mon 09-Oct-17 20:33:42

I have already made the soup so can’t take the red wine (or anything else) out.

Thank you, some great suggestions. Going to see what’s in the cupboards.

Cumin, another stock cube, salt and pepper and tomato purée I definitely have.

greatminds Mon 09-Oct-17 20:34:48

I do also have soy sauce and olive oil.

By the way - it is a browny colour grin

fairyofallthings Mon 09-Oct-17 20:37:23

cumin would go well with the butternut squash, as would ginger or turmeric.

ShiningWhit Mon 09-Oct-17 20:39:26

Squirt of marmite and huge spoon of pesto. Fixes most blah soups.

user1489434024 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:40:24

I'd chuck in some beans and pasta and go for a minestrone sort of thing!

MuseumOfCurry Mon 09-Oct-17 20:41:08

Parmesan, some bacon fat if available, perhaps some pancetta.

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