Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Recipe - Homemade Vegetable Soup.

The weather today has been one of these days...
Cold, blustery, rainy and perfect for staying in and doing nothing all day. Which is exactly what I've been doing! And I can't think of anything more appealing to eat when the weather is like that then soup.
I am not a culinary genius by any stretch of the imagination so this recipe is just a very very simple easy one which anyone can follow and that I've made up myself - no exact measurements or ingredients just work with anything you've got to hand. I've found this soup is perfect for the cold, rainy days for warming you through and keeping colds at bay.

What I used:

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 white onion, 1 red
  •  4 little carrots (2 big ones)
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • knob of butter (hehe)
  • salt and pepper to season
  • nando's garlic sauce *optional*
Obviously you can completely alter the amounts, and the vegetables you use. I'd say this serves 5 people easily with big portions. I added the nando's sauce right at the end, I've never done it before but it was really nice. Added a teeny bit of spice and just a load of flavour. 


I roughly chopped the leek, garlic and onions. 

I then 'sweated' (such a grim word) them in the saucepan with a bit of olive oil until soft. 

After that I diced the potatoes and carrots into medium size chunks and added them to the saucepan.

Added the water and the OXO cubes (or your stock of preference) until everything was just covered, added a small knob of butter, seasoned it and then left to simmer for 20 minutes ish. Or until the potatoes and carrots were soft all the way through.

After this you should be getting that gorgeous soupy smell, and it's nearly ready. I put a splash of nando's garlic sauce in to bring out some of the flavour and add a bit of spice. I then left it to cool for about  5 minutes before I blended it because according to Sophia it's easier to blend (check out her spicy butternut sqaush soup recipe btw - looks amazing!) After that I blended it til it was thick and smooth but still had chunks of veg in it.

And after that, DONE! Easy as that. It barely takes 30 minutes all in all and it's a really tasty, healthy meal for when you need something to warm you up. I'd love to see if any of you make it or anything similar, please leave any recipe suggestions. 

Q- What's your favourite autumn meal?

Lots of Love, Daisy xxx


  1. Soup is my favourite thing to eat on a cold day, especially in the evening in Pyjamas :)
    I make a similar soup to this but I use red lentils and ham stock cubes. I only add carrot, onion and potato to it but leave it chunky. I have never thought of adding garlic, I am definitely going to try that next time I make some :)
    Thank you for the great idea
    Elle xx

    1. That sounds lush, I'll try your one out! :) Just followed you btw xxx

  2. one of my favourites - might have to try my own too! When it starts to get colder I crave pie and mash! x

  3. Ahhh I have a post very similar to this in my drafts haha! very similar soup! Delicious, especially in the colder months! x

    1. POST IT! I'd love to see anyone else's take on it xx

  4. This looks delish! I must try this! :D I'm now following~! :D

    I'd love if you linked up with us on our blog hop this friday~!

  5. Great idea to add Nandos sauce for a bit of a kick! I'll try that next time I make soup.

    Now following you.


    1. It was lovely, and not too spicy for the rest of my family who don't like spice. Just gave it a little kick! xx

  6. This looks so nice & healthy! Definitely going to bookmark this page :) xx

  7. This is something like what I make when I'm on a diet :) Looks delish!!!!

  8. this looks great for a pj day!& and considering nobody in my house can cook I think we could probably manage this!yumm <3

  9. this looks delicious xx

  10. gosh this makes me crave pumpkin soup now!
    would you like to follow each other?

  11. mmmm, this looks delish! I could go for some vegetable soup right about now.

    <3 Melissa

  12. Ooh, this looks lovely. I will try it this weekend!:)


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