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Your favourite veggie winter soup

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lilachardy, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    What would you vote for?

    Red pepper and butternut squash is always good, but you can't really beat a standard vegetable soup IMO.

    Any favourite recipes?
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  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I'd go with the roasted red pepper and butternut squash but I'd add any other veg in the fridge.
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I love celeriac with roasted garlic and I do a fabulous roasted butternut one with chilli and a sweetcorn salsa.
  4. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Ooh celeriac & roasted garlic sounds lovely, will look up that recipe unless you have a link?
  5. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Lentil and bacon
    Split pea and ham

  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Celeriac; vegetable with pearl barley, leek and potato, minestrone, roasted butternut squash, French onion.
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  7. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    They are not truly veggie @nick909 ......but delicious!
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  8. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Ah, my mistake. Didn't occur to me that they needed to be completely veggie, despite the title and Lilac being a veggie...durrr...

    I think a butternut squash soup needs something fresh or spicy in it to lift it a bit. It all gets a bit sweet and cloying otherwise. I like the sound of BS's addition of a sweetcorn and chilli salsa.

    I often do a nice one with chickpeas, leeks and parmesan. Semi-blended for thickness but with a little texture left in. A veggie-friendly substitute for parmesan could be used if that's not allowed (I think parmesan contains rennet).

    I like the French way of thickening soups with rice such as in potage Crecy. Carrots and onions, softened in butter, stock and a little long-grain rice added, cooked and blitzed. The rice makes it so rich and creamy. Lovely.
  9. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Oooh yeah, and I'll second Belle's French onion. Rich and satisfying, especially with the cheese croutes, so hot you burn your mouth trying to eat them! I personally like it made with beef stock best, I have to say but veg stock is a decent alternative.
  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Spicy carrot and coriander is also nice, or potato and watercress ... yum!
  11. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Thanks all.

    I am making soup for friends and was just looking for popular ideas.

    Something with a little kick seems to be the theme.

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  12. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Leek and potato or butternut squash
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  13. landaise

    landaise Occasional commenter

    Pumpkin, coconut milk and Thai curry paste makes a delicious, thick soup. I also add onion but no water or stock, pumpkin is pre-roasted and yields enough liquid to give required consistency
  14. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

  15. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I like lots of soup, but my favourite is probably borsch (beetroot soup) with sour cream.
  16. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Celery soup does it for me. It's not vegan, but is vegetarian, as I like to add cream, and you need a potato or two to give it some body, and nutmeg, but I also do like pumpkin or squash soup with or without chilli/peppers. With the celery, always de-string the backs or else it's vile.
  17. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I find pushing celery soup through a fine sieve gets rid of any fibres and makes for a wonderfully smooth soup as well.
  18. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I just bung the lot in my Vitamix....string, peel, stalks....the lot!
  19. bluelemonade

    bluelemonade Occasional commenter

    I put in B12
  20. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I had a red lentil tarka dal for tea last night which definitely qualifies as a winter soup.

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