Skint Dad's bottom of the fridge soup

Skint Dad's bottom of the fridge soup


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About this recipe: Whenever we have a few lumpy potatoes left over, sprouting onions or any other vegetable that has seen better days, we turn them into a bottom of the fridge soup to have for a light supper and lunches during the week. It's really simple to do, and you've just got one pan to wash up – my favourite kind of cooking!

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Serves: 4 

  • 3 or 4 good sized potatoes
  • 4 small onions
  • 2 leeks
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, mixed with 1 litre hot water
  • 100g red lentils
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 dash pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Slice up all the vegetables into small chunks.
  2. Add oil to a large pan and when warm add the vegetables and sweat them till softened slightly.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock and add the lentils, herbs, paprika and pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.


Whatever you have left at the bottom of the fridge, why not add that in too? Or just make your own concoction and see what you whiz up.

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