Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vegetable Soup


Despite the various types of soups (wonton chicken soup), soups on the whole are soothing to the taste buds. And when you add lots of vegetables into a soup, you know it is healthy and contains lots of fibre. I actually prefer soups especially on rainy days, when it is a meal just for myself and to make one, the start is always the fridge. For this soup, potatoes, zucchini and mushrooms plus the dried and fresh herbs were conveniently available at home and so, here we go.  

Ingredients
1 large (abt 170g) potato - remove skin and cut into small cubes
1/2 (abt 100g) zucchini - cut into small cubes
100g button mushrooms - cut into pieces (depending on the size)
15 cherry tomatoes - cut into two
1 small (abt 80g) onion - chopped
6 garlic - chopped
20g butter
1 bunch coriander leaves - cut into long pieces
Salt for taste

Herbs
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried mint leaves
1 tsp dried basil leaves
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
Note: can replace with other suitable herbs.

Method:
When butter is heated, saute the onion and garlic.
Add in the cherry tomatoes.
Simmer and stir for a couple of minutes.
Put in the zucchini, potatoes and mushrooms. 
Stir and pour in about 3/4 litre of water. 
Also add the herbs and season with salt. 
Stir and simmer over low heat to heat through the soup while ensuring the veggies are softened. 
Off the heat and before serving, garnish with coriander leaves. 
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9 comments:

  1. healthy food, tasty food, no compromise, ready for dinner.

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  2. looks a bit like Victoria station one but yours looks nicer

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  3. wow!!!!! *crying* im super duper hungry now!!!hahahahaha. yummy. wanna try this recipe ;)

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  4. thanks for all the great words everyone.

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  5. We eat a lot of soup in the winter. Mostly traditional Russian soup which is to die for!

    I love vegetable soup :)

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  6. yummyyyyy~ looks delicious heheh...aaaaa really hungry now hehe

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  7. Appreciate all the comments stated.

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  8. so lovely soup nava :) replacement of oil with butter is quite fascinating.. i know the great taste was added in the soup lovely idea :) love to have with rice :) nom nom nom :)

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  9. Lovely soup. Warm and comforting. Love it :)

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