Anything Goes Vegetable Soup


Anything Goes Vegetable Soup

People have been making soup for thousands of years, without a recipe. Vegetable soup is a great way to use up leftover vegetables, cooked or raw. Even those forgotten vegetables in your fridge that are past their best can still be used up in a soup. Each one will taste different and if your soup needs a little extra something, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall suggests adding a few teaspoons of curry powder. Store the soup in the fridge for 2 - 3 days or freeze it. It tastes fantastic, is packed with goodness and saves you money!
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 159 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil organic, fairtrade
  • 1 onion, peeled & chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled & diced Potatoes will thicken a vegetable soup nicely
  • any vegetables, peeled & chopped
  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper organic, fairtrade
  • 2 tsp curry powder optional


  • Add the oil and onion to a large pan and fry over a medium heat until soft
  • Add the other vegetables and fry for 3 - 4 minutes
  • Pour over enough stock to cover the vegetables and season with salt and pepper
  • Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Leave the soup to cool a little then blend with a hand blender or mash using a potato masher or fork.
  • Add the curry powder if needed and return to a boil before serving.


Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Anything Goes Vegetable Soup

  1. Brenda says:

    Marvellous ! Sometimes I call it ‘ Treasure Island Soup’ or ‘Adventure Soup’. How many different things can you find?

  2. Claire says:

    Great idea for using up leftovers

  3. Brenda says:

    This was quick and easy and tasty ! No fancy ingredients ! Definitely 5 stars

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