a bowl of easy homemade vegetable soup and toast.
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Easy Homemade Vegetable Soup

Easy homemade vegetable soup with carrots, swede, potatoes, peas, broccoli, tomatoes and sweet corn. This simple chunky vegetable soup recipe is not only healthy and hearty it is delicious and comforting and super filling too. I have also included tips on how to make it in the slow cooker or Instant pot (pressure cooker)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: easy homemade vegetable soup recipe, easy vegetable soup, homemade vegetable soup
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup swede chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes chopped
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes substitute with 2 tablespoons tomato paste or use both
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 litre chicken broth/stock
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs
  • ½ cup onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli pepper flakes or more

Instructions

  • Start by sweating the onions in oil until translucent
  • Then add the chopped carrots, swede, potato to the sweated onions. Stir to combine and continue to stir fry for another 2 minutes
  • Add the dried herbs and spices and mix to combine
  • Followed by the chopped tomatoes, then pour in the chicken stock to the vegetables, stir to combine. Cover the pot with its lid, place over medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • At this point, the vegetables should be tender but still firm and holding their shapes. Add the broccoli florets and stir to combine. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and stir in the frozen peas and sweetcorn. Check for salt and seasoning and adjust to taste. Turn off the heat after 1 minute and serve the vegetable stew warm with crusty bread of choice.

Notes

How To Make Vegetable Soup In Crock Pot
You can make this soup in the slow cooker. It is so easy, and you don’t have to be going back and forth to stir it. simply add all the ingredients except the frozen peas and sweetcorn into the slow cooker, stir to combine and cook on low heat between 4 to 6 hours or on high heat for 3 hours. 30 minutes to the end of the cooking, add the frozen peas and sweet corn and stir to combine. If you have the time, sautee the onions and vegetable in the pan then continue cooking in the slow cooker
How to Make This Easy Vegetable Soup in Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)
First, start by sautéing the chopped onions until soft and translucent, add the chopped vegetables except frozen peas and sweetcorn then stir to combine. Add the chopped tomatoes (tomato paste if using) then cover with the chicken stock and mix to combine.
Cover the pressure cooker with its lid securely and select the high-pressure function. Set the timer to 3 minutes and after the timer counts down, do a slow release. Finally stir in the frozen peas and sweetcorn, check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly. Leave the soup to stand for another minute or two before serving. This would allow the peas and sweetcorn thaw naturally in the soup.
Tips:
  • Use any vegetable or seasonal vegetable of choice.
  • add any protein of choice to suit your dietary nee, chicken, tofu, ham, vegetarian sausages etc
  • add  splash of cream and blend till smooth to make creamy vegetable soup.
  • adjust salt and seasoning to suit your taste.
  • Use any herbs and seasoning of choice like italian seasoning, curry powder, taco seasoning etc