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A super supper dish or snack- low fat, filling and tasty!
This soup is very good for you and extremely filling, making it ideal if you are trying to lose or maintain weight. However it doesn't taste 'diet' and gives you a big veggie shot, so will be enjoyed by anyone!

You can change the veg depending on what you have handy.

The 'Nicer Dicer' is a gadget for cubing veg: if you don't have one, just use a knife.

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  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 1
    Step 1

    Chop your veg, as you can see I bought some cubed already (cheat).

    The broccoli and cauli were a bit old and bruised so were reduced: this is an ideal 'use up' recipe.

  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is the Nicer Dicer in action. They are made by JML. Of course, you can use a knife; I got this for Xmas and the novelty hasn't worn off yet.

    Ensure the veg is in 1-2cm chunks- it needs to cook fast and be 'bitesize' for ease of eating.

  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put the veg in the saucepan, on the hob. Add spices, tabasco, seasoning and a veg stock cube.

  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add the boiling water. Stir.

    Put the lid on and raise the heat to high. It should be bubbling in about 5 mins.

    Reduce the heat to a low simmer and simmer for 25 min, with the lid half-on-half-off.

  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 5
    Step 5

    Taste and adjust seasoning.

    There are 3 ways to serve the soup:
    1) leave it as it is here - like a clear broth with veg pieces in.
    2) blend and pass through a sieve for a smooth, creamy texture.
    3) Blend some but leave chunks, so it's a smooth soup with nuggets of veg in.

  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 6
    Step 6

    I chose number 3. I basically pulsed the soup about 5 seconds with a stick blender on medium. This left plenty of chunks.

  • How to cook vegetable soup. Vegetable Soup Ermodel - Step 7
    Step 7

    Serve.

    It lasts 3-4 days in a cold fridge and can be served hot or cold.

    It is a healthy alternative to stodgy snacks like pot noodles, or can be an elegant starter.

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