Tomato soup

Tomato soup

Ingredients (4 to 6 servings) 1-1¼kg ripe tomatoes 1 medium onion 1 small carrot 1 celery stick 2 tbsp olive oil 2 squirts of tomato purée (about 2 tsp) a good pinch of sugar 2 bay leaves 1.2 litres hot vegetable stock (made with boiling water and 4 rounded tsp bouillon powder or 2 stock [Continue Reading]

Brown lentil and vegetable soup

Brown lentil and vegetable soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 carrots, peeled, diced 2 zucchini, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 brown onion, finely chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 2 cups Vegetable stock 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained ½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 1 lemon, quartered Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high [Continue Reading]

Chicken and corn soup

Chicken and corn soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 20g butter 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and sliced 1 liter Chicken stock 2 x 420g cans creamed corn 2 x 125g cans corn kernels, drained 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 cup sour cream salt and cracked black pepper 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves Method Melt the [Continue Reading]

Hearty bean soup

Hearty bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, trimmed, halved, washed, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 4 cups Chicken Stock 400g can borlotti beans, drained, rinsed 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 80g baby spinach Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add [Continue Reading]

Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 600ml hot vegetable stock 400g can chopped plum tomatoes with garlic 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 100g frozen broad beans zest and juice ½ lemon large handful coriander or parsley, to serve Method Heat the [Continue Reading]

Lightly Spiced Carrot Soup

Lightly spiced carrot soup

A satisfying soup which is delicately spiced and works well as a rustic starter. Ingredients (6 servings) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped knob of fresh root ginger, grated 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped 1 tsp mild curry powder, plus extra 1kg carrots, trimmed and sliced 2 lemongrass [Continue Reading]

Healthy Soup

Healthy Soup

Ingredients (makes 5½ liters) 1 bunch shallots, thinly sliced 1 bunch celery, leaves included, finely sliced 3 small green capsicum, finely chopped 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped 4 large carrots, finely chopped 300g green beans, trimmed, chopped 30g packet Vegetable Soup mix 2 cups (500ml) water 3 cups (750ml) Chicken stock 2 x 810g cans [Continue Reading]

Roasted tomato and lentil soup

Roasted tomato and lentil soup

Ingredients (6 servings) 1.5kg ripe tomatoes, halved lengthways 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 6 cups Chicken Stock 1½ teaspoons brown sugar 400ml can brown lentils, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons basil leaves, finely chopped ½ cup Greek Style Yogurt Method [Continue Reading]

Lamb & chickpea soup

Lamb & chickpea soup

Ingredients (6 servings) 2 red onions 2 stalks celery 2½ tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic 2cm piece ginger 400g can chickpeas 400g can lentils 1 cinnamon quill 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 400g can cherry or diced tomatoes 450g lamb chump chops ¼ bunch coriander ¼ bunch flat-leaf [Continue Reading]