Homemade vegetable soup

    40 min

    Homemade soup is a fantastic recipe to have for your family and it makes a great starter or a tasty snack. Also goes very well with my Classic white bread loaf, found in my recipes :)


    County Meath, Ireland
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    Serves: 12 

    • Makes a large pot of soup.
    • 1oz/25g Butter
    • 1 Medium sized onion
    • 2 Sticks of celery
    • 1 Medium leek
    • 3 Cloves of garlic
    • 2 Large potatoes
    • 2 Medium carrots
    • 2 Pints/1200ml chicken/vegetable stock
    • Salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Begin by chopping all of the vegetables and garlic. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and then add in the vegetables. Sauté gently for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables are beginning to soften.
    2. Next add in approximately two thirds of the stock and bring the mixture to a slow boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes or until all of the vegetables have softened down completely.
    3. Purée the soup until it is nice and smooth. Return to the heat and bring back to a very gentle boil.
    4. If you would like a thinner soup, now would be the best time to add some additional stock to thin it down. Correct the seasoning at this stage also, adding in some salt and pepper as required.
    5. Serve immediately or alternatively allow the soup to cool down and then transfer it into suitable containers and freeze until required.


    I have chosen only to add 2/3 of the stock during the cooking process, retaining the rest to correct the consistency if it is required. Depending on your preference of soup consistency and/or the size of your vegetables you may o may not need the additional stock.

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