pretty much ditto notnowbernard - throw some veg in small amount of oil, usually onion and a bit of garlic to start with, then the veg you want to make the soup of - mushroom or leek and potato or carrot or whatever, boil it as you would if you were going to make it your veg with the roast dinner, then blitz it with whatever sort of blender or processor you have,voila - soup if you are putting herbs in, I tend to stick them in halfway through or at the end, so that they still taste of something.
Thank you , I knew it would be simple . I'd like some sort of mixed veg soup, but prob not blended.
Normally I only do blitzed soups of basically one veg and with a recipe (carrot & lentil, broccoli, spicy cauliflower, leek & potato). Tonight I fancy a real veg hit. I have onions, garlic, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, aubergine, carrots, spring onions (tonnes of them!), fresh spinach, potatoes, mushrooms, tinned sweetcorn, frozen peas, tinned tomatoes...
Obviously not going to use all of them, and peas and carrots are probably my least favourite. Not sure aubergine would add much . Any suggestions?
oooh all that veg sounds lovely- as does madhouse's suggestion of the pearl barley. Forgot that we put a stick of celery in pretty much all our soups, thankyou for the reminderGet the crusty bread <drool> can I come to your soup party please??