Easy to make vegetable soup

Vegetable soup is easy, quick to make and affordable. It is one of the most comforting meals and suits every season as all available vegetables are good to use.

vegetable soup

You can make it with chicken stock or you can use vegetable stock to create a complete vegan version. Take advantage of seasonal vegetables and cook variations of this basic recipe. We usually make a batch, freeze some portions and boost flavours. 

Additionally you can blend or mix the vegetables to give it a smooth, silky texture and ‘hide’ all the vegetables.

Also read our other soup recipes.

How to boost flavour in vegetable soup?

  • Adding spices such as chili pepper, paprika or curry powder will give some kick.
  • A refreshing dash of lemon juice will brighten up the dish and balance flavours.
  • Drizzling olive oil will perfume a soup and add a little richness.
  • Instead of adding cheese at the end, add parmesan rind during the cooking process to soften and flavour.
  • Croutons with pesto sauce add extra crunch and flavour and make it a more complete meal. 
vegetable soup

Easy to make vegetable soup

It is one of the most comforting meals and suits every season as all available vegetables are good to use.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 128 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Prepare and cut all vegetables into bite sized pieces first.
    cut vegetables
  • Sweat the shallots, garlic, carrot and celery for 3-4 minutes over a medium to low heat until soft. Add a pinch of salt.
    suer veggies for vegetable soup
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil.
    add stock to veggies
  • Add the potatoes, turnips, cabbage and cook for 5 minutes.
    add cauliflower in soup
  • Add the cauliflower, broccoli, and peas and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until tender and cooked. All vegetables should still be slightly firm but not mushy.
    add beans in soup
  • Season to taste.
    vegetable soup


  • Sweating or to ‘suer’ the first vegetables helps to soften them and enhance their flavour.
  • A small pinch of salt at the beginning of the cooking process builds more flavour than adding it at the end.
  • Do not overcook the vegetables and preserve the natural and vibrant colours.
  • If the vegetables are mushy then blend the vegetables to obtain a great mixed creamy soup.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 9gFat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 431mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 331IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword healthy, light, mixed vegetables
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