Soup can be made quickly and easily with easily available vegetables and it is a great way to use up vegetables that you have bought or that you have grown.
Great tasting soups can be made from these (on their own or mix the ones that go well together).
Good Vegetables to use for a Tasty Soup,
fresh vegetables or you can try using frozen ones if that is all that is available. Some of the vegetables that can be used to make great tasting soups -
- Sweet potato
The easy basic soup idea here for making soups is an easy recipe to adapt and once you have got used to the method I found it quick and simple to experiment with different vegetable combinations to use in the soup.
Method to Make Vegetable Soup.
- Prepare the vegetables, peel and chop them up, smaller pieces will cook faster so if you are in a hurry dice them smaller.
- Now if you are putting onions or peppers or leeks in your soup you might want to saute them first i.e. soften them in a little bit of oil over a low -medium heat. Otherwise you can just add enough water to cover the vegetables and then add a vegetable stock cube, I use a low salt one. If you only use just enough water to cook the vegetables plus a little bit more you will save on cooking time, and the gas or electric you would use up on longer cooking times. Plus a more concentrated soup stores easier and can have water or stock added to it later on.
- Cook up the vegetables in the saucepan until they are soft enough to break down when blended. Once the vegetables are cooked and cooled you can use a blender or stick blender to make the soup into a smooth vegetable (puree) soup.
- When you are ready to eat the soup add enough water to make it the consistency you want it to be and reheat it. Store your unused portions of soup in the refrigerator and eat it in a couple of days or put the chilled soup into a freezer to store and use at a later date.