Simple Vegetable Soup

Winter is coming! This is a classic vegetable soup that's easy to make and brilliant for warming the soul on those cold winter days.

Soup is a great way to eat lots of vegetables in winter. You can make a big pot like this and it will keep for a couple of days or you can freeze it.

Serves: 8-10

Time: 45 mins

4 Potatoes
4 Carrots
1.5 Leeks
1 Bunch of Celery
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 Onions
Olive Oil
10g Salt
2L Boiling Water

Sharp Knife
Large Pot with a Lid
Hand Blender
Wooden Spoon

1. Peel and roughly dice the onions.


2. Peel the carrots and cut them into 1/2cm cubes.


3. Peel the garlic and chop it finely.


4. Top and tail the celery and cut it into 1/2cm rounds.


5. Open out the first layer of the leek. You will often find some earth inside. Clean this under the sink and make sure that there is no earth left in any other part of the vegetable before use.


6. Top and tail the leek and cut it into 1/2cm rounds.


7. Peel and cut the potatoes into 1/2cm slices.


8. On a medium temperature, heat the oil in the pot. Add in the onions, the garlic, the leek, the celery and the salt and cover with the lid. Sweat the vegetables like this for around 10 minutes, stirring every so often to avoid burning.


9. Add in the potatoes and the carrots and pour the boiling water over them. Stir the contents of the pot together and leave to cook with the lid off for around 20 minutes until the carrots break easily when pressed against the side of the pot with the wooden spoon.


10. Blend the contents of the pot with the hand blender until smooth.