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How can I perk up a very bland vegetable soup?

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MrsHollywood Sun 02-Oct-11 22:32:04

I made vegetable soup today, with various leftover veg and stock. I did put a few herbs in, but they are undetectable. The result is very, very bland and not particularly appetising - but I was planning on having it for lunch over the next couple of days! What can I do to make it more appealing?!

BluddyMoFo Sun 02-Oct-11 22:32:29

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rushofbloodtothefeet Sun 02-Oct-11 22:33:18

garlic, chillies, parmesan and croutons!

RoseC Sun 02-Oct-11 22:33:43

I always throw in either: random cheese (I get the discounted lumps on the reduced shelf) or Lea & Perrins, which has disguised all manner of my food sins in DP's eyes and he's the pickiest person I know.

LaVitaBellissima Sun 02-Oct-11 22:34:08

Add Parmesan cheese, and a bit of chilli oil

HerdOfTinyElephants Sun 02-Oct-11 22:35:25

Fry onion and garlic to soften, then puree and add to soup?

Add tomatoes (possibly tinned) or passata?

MrsHollywood Mon 03-Oct-11 07:50:29

Ok, thanks! I have onion, chilli and garlic so will definitely try that. If I can get out to get some Parmesan, then will add that, too. Cheers!

vixsatis Tue 04-Oct-11 10:53:54


JarethTheGoblinKing Tue 04-Oct-11 10:54:43


aStarInStrangeways Tue 04-Oct-11 10:57:54

A liberal shake of Tabasco.

RattusRattus Tue 04-Oct-11 10:58:47

Worcester sauce.

studentdesignresearch Wed 05-Oct-11 13:45:52

i always add an extra stock cube (or half) for flavour, if i want to bulk it up i cook lentils in it, just adding a bit more salt and pepper always works, you could make it in to a kind of minestrone and cook little pasta peices in it, adding a few different spices to give it more of an asian twist is good. i like cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric and chilli.
any of those would work?

MrsHollywood Wed 05-Oct-11 18:25:52

Thanks for all these suggestions. In case anyone's interested, I tried some with extra chilli and garlic and some with roasted red pepper pesto stirred in. Both were very good!

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