My basic vegetable soup recipe

My basic vegetable soup recipe from Stansgran

dairy free egg free nut free kids can help can make in advance low fat
Category Budget recipes
Prep timeNot stated
Cook timeNot stated

gransnetter ratings

Ease of finding ingredients n/a
Ease of cookingn/a
Success with kidsn/a
Success with adultsn/a
Overall Markn/a


170g (6oz) courgettes (about 3 small)
113g (4oz) celery (about 2 sticks)
113g (4oz) carrot
A bunch of spring onions
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
85g (3oz) cabbage/cauliflower
1½ litres chicken stock
3tbsp tomato purée
¼tsp basil
¼tsp thyme
2 peppercorns
227g (8oz) cooked pasta

Handy Hint

I vary this with cartons of tomatoes with herbs and substitute leeks for the onions or whole onion. I also add rinsed tinned beans or start with pancetta cubes if I'm not on a low fat diet. Rice for pasta works but the veg proportions work for me.


1. Chop everything to sizes you like.
2. Throw everything in except the pasta.
3. Add pasta when vegetables are tender.

gransnetter Reviews

From: Stansgran on Wed 02-Apr-14 19:25:25 Overall rating: 0.0
My Dd1 lost pounds on this. It's my standby for waistline trimming.