Homemade vegetable soup

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Try our homemade vegetable soup for a simple ’free food’ recipe which includes nutritious superfoods and an abundance of tasty vegetables.

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Number of servings: 4

Ingredients

Vegetable stock, 1.5 litres

2 leeks, trimmed and washed

2 celery sticks

2 large carrots, washed and peeled

1 clove of garlic, finely sliced

1 chilli, finely slice

2 tbsps of tomato puree

2 bay leaves

2 tbsps of parsley, chopped

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Black pepper

Instructions

1. Chop the carrots, celery and leek into small cubes.

2. Pre-heat the frying pan and add some low calorie cooking spray. Saute the vegetables for a couple of minutes.

3. Pour the stock into the vegetables. Add in the garlic, tomato puree, chilli and bay leave.

4. Simmer for soup for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar. Immediately before serving season the soup with the ground black pepper and chopped parsley.

Tip: If you haven’t used up all your calories for the day, serve the soup with a slice of toasted Ciabatta bread.

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