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I have never made home made soup. PLease can you tell me your EASY SOUPS and I will make them!

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Loveneverfails Sun 31-Aug-14 11:19:05



Whilewildeisonmine Sun 31-Aug-14 11:21:32

I make a courgette soup - it's easypeasy grin

Boil courgettes, spring onions and a red onion and some thyme with a vegetable stock cube until the vegetables are mushy. Blend it with a bit of water and add some crime fraiche. It's delicious.

strawberryshoes Sun 31-Aug-14 11:21:55

Fry onion and garlic for a couple of mins. Add a diced butternut squash. Add stock to cover. Boil for a bit until squash soft. Blend eat. Lovely!

figgypuddings Sun 31-Aug-14 11:21:58

Packet of frozen chopped onions - cook for 10 mins on lowish heat with a little oil until they go transparent.
One vegetable stock cube
Lots of milk
salt and pepper

Cook on gentle heat then whizz the lot up with a blender or stick blender.

strawberryshoes Sun 31-Aug-14 11:23:23

Will make that courgette one later! Have a glut of them

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 31-Aug-14 11:25:25

All soups are easy!

Use onions as a base for everything then just chuck in a combo of veg you think will taste nice together and boil away. Blend when veg are cooked.

Our current fave is made from any red/orange veg lying around - peppers, tomato's, carrots etc. Sometimes I use red lentils to thicken, sometimes I add bacon.

ScrambledEggAndToast Sun 31-Aug-14 11:27:18


Loveneverfails Sun 31-Aug-14 11:29:43

do you just crumble the stock cube in blush

AppleAndMelon Sun 31-Aug-14 11:30:21

If I'm in a real hurry and haven't had enough vegetables that day, I just bung a packet of frozen vegetables and some marigold stock (2-3 tspn) in some water then blend & sprinkle with grated cheese to serve.

Smilesandpiles Sun 31-Aug-14 11:31:32

Halve butternut squash, scoop out seeds.

Rub olive oil in, season. Bake in oven until soft. Fry or bake some sage leaves.

Take out of oven, scoop out flesh, blitz butternut squash and sage, season to taste, add milk, water or cream if you want.

Butternut squash and sage soup. Perfect for around this time of year.

Might be worth getting this moved to Food.

I find that soup is easy to make but what I dislike is the faffing around blending it, so I prefer unblended ones.

Spicy lentil soup -
Fry finely chopped onion, diced carrot and sweet potato, bit of garlic. Add cumin and mustard seeds, turmeric and chilli. Add a tin of coconut milk and some water and a couple of handfuls of red lentils. Cook until everything is nearly done then add a handful of frozen peas, or some shredded greens etc, plus a big squeeze of lemon juice, salt and lots of black pepper. You can chop and change this in lots of ways.

OhMyArsingGodInABox Sun 31-Aug-14 11:31:36

Sweat onion, garlic and lots if parsnips in butter, add a tbsp of curry paste. Add stock, cook until soft, blitz and add cream.

nicename Sun 31-Aug-14 11:36:04

I make stock (cubes a bit too salty for my):

1 large carrot
1 medium onion
1 medium leek
2 bay leaveDs
1/2 doz peppercorns
Handful of fresh parsley

Boil like hell in about 2 litres of water then shove it all through a sieve.

I love soup.

I'd try: butternut squash (fry an onion, add cubed squash (minus skin and seeds) cook for a minute or so, add stock to cover it and some cumin seeds. Cook until soft then zizz.

There's a great recipe on here for lentil and tomato soup - I live on it through winter, as it freezes really welll and I take it to work.

Pressure cookers are really good to make a ten minute soup!

LividofLondon Sun 31-Aug-14 11:39:07

Red pepper and tomato soup with crumbled Wensleydale cheese. Lovely, and very simple to make. I can't find the recipe but off the top of my head it's something like (sorry, not sure of proportions):
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 red pepper (can roast first if you prefer)
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
1 pint veg stock

Cook until the pepper is tender, allow to cool then blend. Add cheese if desired.

MrsWinnibago Sun 31-Aug-14 11:39:20

Get some dried soup mix with barley etc in it. It really makes a vegetable soup nicer....I love veggy soups. If you like meat you can add some bacon bits.

Naoko Sun 31-Aug-14 11:39:52

Clear chunky veg soup - fry an onion, some garlic, a chopped leek till soft. Add chopped carrot, a peeled and chopped potato or two, a handful of quartered smallish mushrooms, and whatever else is lurking in the bottom of the veg drawer and starting to look a bit dubious. Fry for a few minutes, then add a few pints of stock, a bay leaf, some black pepper, and some rosemary and thyme. Simmer till all the veg is cooked. This is a clear soup so don't blend it. If you want, you can add pasta and shredded chicken to make it more filling.

Broccoli soup - Fry an onion and some garlic till soft. Add two peeled and chopped potatoes, a 1kg bag of frozen broccoli (you can use fresh but it's more expensive and you probably won't notice the difference once it's been cooked into soup and blended), and enough stock to cover. Simmer till the veg is cooked, then blend and stir in 250ml cream and season with black pepper and salt or, if you prefer, smoked paprika and chilli.

CatKisser Sun 31-Aug-14 11:41:03

Fry up a red onion, a red pepperand a chopped potato. When slightly brown, add chopped tomatoes and mix in. Add liquid stock, salt and pepper and simmer until all veg are soft. Blend and serve with feta crumbled in.

HappyYoni Sun 31-Aug-14 11:41:04

Sweet potato soup.... Fry some chopped onions, then when they've gone soft add some chopped sweet potato and but a bit of ginger in the pan too. Cover it with chicken stock cube mixed with boiling water and let it boil until the potatoes are completely soft. I then used a hand blender to mush up the potato and onion until it's all squelchy, then add a small amount of coconut milk, stir through, add a few chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste and then bobs your uncle you have a lovely creamy soup.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 31-Aug-14 11:42:02

Celery soup is gorgeous. Same as above, soften up some onions in butter, add a load of chopped celery, soften that up and then bung in your stock. Season to taste and then put through a blender when it's soft enough. Celery has a completely different taste wen it's cooked. You could add some fennel or celeriac to it too.

17leftfeet Sun 31-Aug-14 11:42:23

1 leak chopped (use the white bit) sweat off in a pan

Chop about 4 medium carrots and add to the pan

Cover with veg stock and cook until carrots are soft

Add a sprinkle of chilli flakes then blend


neversleepagain Sun 31-Aug-14 11:43:42

Vegetable and lentil soup. Easy, cheap, filling, healthy and great for when on a diet smile

Fry onion in olive oil, add garlic.
Add chopped carrot, celery & potato (must be cut small and the same size)
Add dried oregano, black pepper, big squeeze of tomatoe puree. Add one cup of green lentils (rinse them first). Stir well.
Add one Knorr chicken stock pot & boiling water. Stir.

When boiling turn to low heat and cook until soup has thickened & lentils and veg are soft (about 40 mins)

Delicious! I lost 3 stone eating this regularly.

I serve mine with a bit of balsamic vinegar.

If not on diet, is lush with feta cheese crumbled on top.

Naoko Sun 31-Aug-14 11:44:55

Oh, when I say stock - I mean 'that quantity of stock, acquired by whichever means you prefer' - I use stock cubes (make up according to instructions on the packet, usually 1 cube to about a pint of boiling water) because I am lazy, other people make their own as described by nicename above.

dorothyparka Sun 31-Aug-14 11:53:50

Add some oil to a wok then add crushed garlic, a chopped onion, couple of washed and chopped leeks, a generous pinch of sage, about four or five medium sized potatoes peeled and chopped to sugar lump-ish sized bits, hot water from a recently boiled kettle, a couple of stock cubes (I put them on a big spoon, add boiling water, give em a poke with another spoon to break them up a bit and add the mush to the pan), season with black pepper, give it a stir, stick lid on wok and cook until everything's tender. Give soup a quick going over with a potato masher, serve with lots of black pepper and a swirl of cream. Easy peasy comfort food!

aubreye Sun 31-Aug-14 12:00:39

Mixed vegetable soup;


2 carrots (peeled and chopped into 1cm thick slices)
2 large handfuls of spinach
1 leek (skin peeled and chopped into max. 2cm slices)
150g of navy (haricot) beans
1 shallot (chopped)
A few sprigs of coriander (does sprig work?)

To start, pour a small amount of Olive oil into a saucepan and turn hob onto a low heat. Simmer shallot until golden brown. Add more oil if starting to burn.

Add leek, carrots, beans and spinach. Pour water into pan until just covering the vegetable. Put lid on saucepan.

When it starts to bubble, time for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, check if carrots are soft. If not, leave for longer. If so, turn off saucepan. Leave to cool slightly.

Either blend in blender with coriander (add stalks) or mash with potato masher with chopped coriander. Remember not to leave in blender too long otherwise it will be watery!

aubreye Sun 31-Aug-14 12:01:19

Forgot to say, add salt and pepper to taste. Stock is not needed IMO for this recipe.

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