Homemade Vegetable Soup. Simple Recipe, Easy Meal. How to make Chunky Vegetable Soup.
Vegetables that you can use to make vegetable soup
Slow cookers save on the energy used...
Cooking in a slow cooker for six to eight hours uses about a fourth of the energy that cooking the same dish in an electric oven for one hour would.
Make a soup with pasta in it.
If you make this vegetable soup with the vegetables diced up into small pieces and with plenty of stock you can add small sized pasta at the final stage of cooking to make minestrone style soup.
Vegetable Soup,a healthy and easy to make soup
How To Make Vegetable Soup.
This is a Soup recipe that is also suitable for vegetarians.
First collect together your vegetables and a jug of stock which can be made from a stock cube (as per instructions on the box) or your own homemade stock or if neither are available hot water for the stock.
Cut up a selection of vegetables that you have available such as:
Celery, Onions; Shallot onions are especially good in home made soups.
You can also use red, yellow or orange peppers, parsnips, potatoes and if you wish tomatoes.
It is easy to adjust this recipe to the use the vegetables that are available and to your own tastes and preferences as this recipe idea is just a starting point.
To Make Your Soup:
- Put a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan you can use a deep saucepan or a good size frying pan to start the vegetables off in...
- Soften the vegetables over the gentle heat on the top of the stove/oven until they are soft but not browned.
- You are now ready to add the stock of your choice to the vegetables.
- You can add a squirt of tomato paste (the sort you buy in a tube) to the stock if you wish.
- From the jug slowly add the quantity of hot water/stock you need for the quantity soup you are making.
Re/ Stock quantity: remember the slow cooker/crock pot has a maximum capacity that you must not exceed, please refer to the manufacturers booklet if you are unsure about this.
(If you are not using a slow cooker continue to cook the soup in a saucepan on a gentle heat on top of the stove/oven/ on the hob. A simmering heat or less is suitable.)
If you are are using a slow cooker ....give the ingredients a chance to warm through in the saucepan and give the stock a good stir then transfer it into your slow cooker.
Make sure the slow cooker is switched onto the correct temperature follow the manufactures instructions/advice on this. The lower the temperature setting the longer it will take to cook.
When it smells wonderful and it is cooked (you will know by the texture and the taste) serve this vegetable soup with chunks of home made bread or shop bread like French stick or ciabatta and add salt & pepper to the soup to your own taste.
For a smooth vegetable soup:
If you like your soup smooth blend it once it has cooled in a blender or with a stick blender, but on a cold day chunky vegetable soup makes a more filling meal. Enjoy.
If there is no cooker/oven/hob to start it off as suggested in the recipe, then put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker from the start leave out the oil and allow more time for it to cook.
home made vegetable soup ideas for suitable vegetables
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