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Chunky Vegetable Soup

Published Friday, 19 October, 2012 by Faye

Really easy, great for using up leftover vegetables.



  • Any vegetables that you know you're not going to use up before they go off (i used one red pepper, one green pepper and 3 sticks of celery, but you can use basically anything you have)
  • 2 small onions (or 1 large)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • a bit of oil
  • 1 stock cube (chicken or vegetable will do)
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato puree (optional)
  • salt and pepper


Chop up the onions and garlic (use a garlic press if you have one but if not you can just crush and/or chop the garlic.)

add a little bit of oil to the bottom of a large saucepan, and add the onions and garlic. Put the lid on, and cook on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.

meanwhile, chop up the rest of the vegetables into quite small chunks.

once the onions are translucent, add the rest of the vegetables to the pan and replace the lid. Stir occasionally, until the vegetables are soft.

boil the kettle and make some stock. I used about 1 litre. Pour it into the pan until it covers the vegetables.

add two teaspoons of tomato puree, and add salt and pepper. Give it a good stir to mix everything together, and then put the lid on.

bring to the boil, and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. (use your best judgement on how long to cook it - it depends on how soft you want the vegetables to be.)

taste, and add and more salt and pepper if you need to.

you're done! I made about 4 servings with the ingredients listed, but you could easily double the quantities to make more if you want to.

you can put the rest of the portions into tupperware containers and freeze them for later.


  • Sinclair 4 years ago

    This is very useful but how long does it take?

  • Georgia 5 years ago

    This helped me for my school cookery

  • Bob 5 years ago

    I make veggie soup often if i have a surplus of vegetables. Here is a tip if you make the soup in this article. After about 25 mins of simmering, scoop out a big cup full of the vegetable pieces. They will be cooked but not mushy. Now mash the rest and blend with a stick blender. Now put the cup full of veggie pieces back and into the soup, stir well and serve what is now chunky vegetable soup.

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    Listen guys its just awesome!!

  • Camilla 6 years ago

    Is it posible to make this recipe in the morning, set it to cool, and then reheat it again in the evening? :)

    sounds really delicious!

  • Fatima Sajid 6 years ago

    This soup is awesome. Try it

  • Naseefah 6 years ago

    Wow! A real easy and quick way on how to go about making vegetable soup! It tastes good and i love the recipe you gave thanks so much!

  • Jake 6 years ago

    Cheers for the easy guidelines. I just wanted something brief and simple so i could straight on to making some food. After this basic soup, who knows where my soup making ventures will take me.


  • Kruttika 6 years ago

    Thanks ...... For the recipe...... Its good......:)
    i added to this recipe & had it in my way.......

  • Roselyn Inot 6 years ago

    Masarap na masarap talaga taste it sorly but sorly loveit oyeeeeeeh?????????

  • Sofia Dorothy Manlapaz 6 years ago

    Ang sarap talaga ng chunky vagetable soup napakasarap talaga grabi so musch

  • Bree 6 years ago

    I hate it!!!!!!!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Great soup loved it, easy, simple, and tasts great

  • Simran Singh 6 years ago

    I am a student n this recipe wll really hlp me out for waking up late

  • Ishwarya 6 years ago

    Thanks for this recipe it is easy to cook

  • Eddie 6 years ago

    This was good

  • Tashi 7 years ago

    I can make better than this....

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