Easy soup recipes that you can make at home, packed with vegetables and flavour. Pick from classic soup recipes like carrot and coriander soup, simple pea soup and sweet potato soup, or try something new, like Vietnamese pho or ramen soup.
Soup is a fantastic way to use up leftover vegetables at the back of the fridge, so don't be farid to experiment by swapping ingredients or making up your own soup recipe based on the ingredients you have. It's so easy to make your own soup and if you take the time to make a double batch, you can freeze half for later, which you can reheat when you don't have time to cook a meal.
How to make soup
Soup is very simple to make. All you have to do is decide which vegetables you want to use and whether you want to add meat. In a large pan, gently fry an onion and garlic until softened, then stir through your soup ingredients, cut into evenly sized chunks. Add around twice the amount of stock, depending on how thick you'd like the soup to be, then bring to the boil.
Simmer until your ingredients are soft and cooked through, then take off the heat. Use a stick blender to blend the soup or if you don't have one, carefully pour the soup into a food processor to blitz it - if you don't have either, skip this step and you'll have a chunky soup instead! Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately. It really is that easy.
Don't be afraid to experiment with different vegetables, as well as adding tasty extras like garlic, fresh chilli or chilli flakes.
How to store soup
If you've made a large batch of soup to save some for another day, it's best to portion it before you freeze it. Store in freezer-proof Tupperware boxes or airtight freezer bags, clearly labelled with the soup and date.
Soup can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Leave in the fridge overnight to defrost and make sure your soup is piping hot before serving.
Now that we've covered the basics, it's time for you to choose a recipe. Have a browse through our delicious soup recipes and get some inspiration.
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