Leek and potato soup
Leek and potato is one of those classic soup combos. It's the perfect thing to tuck into on colder days as it's really hearty and comforting.
This is a basic but lovely vegetable soup – it’s jam-packed full of goodness and will do anyone who eats it the world of good! You can either keep it hearty and chunky or you can cook the soup without the pasta in it, whiz it up in a blender, pour it back in the saucepan with some pasta and cook until the pasta is soft. Delicious!
Spring vegetable and bean soup
This is a lovely soup - very simple and traditional. It's sort of like minestrone which you see sold pretty much all over the place.
Home-made tomato soup is a classic and you'll be surprised at the difference between your version and the tinned stuff.
Lentil & spinach soup
This soup works really well if you make it with yellow split peas or dried green peas, as well as with greens, such as spinach, cabbage and Swiss chard.
Superb squash soup with parmesan croutons
This fantastic soup is best made with varieties of squash that have dense, orange flesh, such as butternut or onion squash.
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