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My Magnifique Creamy Vegetable Soup With Herbs and Croutons
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My Magnifique Creamy Vegetable Soup With Herbs and Croutons

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

I am still on my culinary run of super-warming soups and stews, since the winter here in Britain has long outstayed its welcome, and is showing no signs of going yet. Although it is now officially Spring, the temperatures are still freezing, and we are still getting snow and ice in much of the country, brrrrr!!! So I need food to warm and cheer me, hence this cream of vegetable soup recipe I created recently, which definitely does the job. I think it is kind of French-inspired, but I didn't use any particular recipe, just chucked in what I had in my fridge and cupboards. And the result was quite magnifique! (I think you will agree, if you make this yourselves!)

Ingredients (Serves 2)

1 small carrot, finely chopped

1 medium sized onion, finely chopped

1 small courgette/zucchini, chopped into chunks

Handful of sweetcorn

Around 4-5 spears of asparagus, trimmed and chopped

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Half a pint of vegetable stock

½ cup/100 ml vegan cream, e.g. soya cream

1 small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped

1 small bunch of fresh thyme, chopped

1 small bunch of fresh rosemary, chopped

1 fresh garlic clove, finely chopped

Salt and white pepper

Black pepper (optional)

For the croutons:

1-2 slices of crusty/stale bread

Flakes of sea salt

Olive oil


1) Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large saucepan and lightly sauté the onion until soft, then add the garlic and fry gently for 1-2 minutes.

2) Add chopped courgettes and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then add the carrots, asparagus, and sweetcorn and fry gently for around 5 minutes, whilst stirring.

3) Add the vegetable stock, the herbs and the seasoning, bring to the boil, then cook over a lid on over a low heat for around 25 minutes.

4) Whilst soup is cooking, heat oven to around 210 deg C. Cut bread into small cubes, put on lightly-oiled baking sheet, and pour over 1 tbsp of olive oil and a few sea salt flakes. Bake croutons in oven for around 15 minutes, turning once, until crispy and golden-brown.

 5) Around 5 minutes before the end of the soup's cooking time, turn down the heat and slowly add the vegan cream, allowing it to mix in completely.

6) When soup is done, ladle into bowls and serve garnished with a swirl of remaining cream, some chopped parsley and the croutons.

7) Enjoy with some crusty bread!

Your votes and comments are much appreciated.

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  1. Ugawa Sagara
    Ugawa Sagara
    Voted! This sounds delicious! I hope Spring comes soon!
  2. Still Mind
    Still Mind
    Sounds like a great recipe! Definitely something to try. I love vegetable soups. Voted! :-)
  3. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    Ms Veganara this looks delicious and such a wonderful soup to warm the old bones with. I will make me a pot tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your recipe and if you have time drop on by to say hi. I have left you a vote behind and enjoy your blog. I am now following you so I do not miss any of your great recipes you share here.
  4. pftsusan
    Mouth watering delicious, Maggie. Voted.
  5. Eve Sherrill York
    Eve Sherrill York
    Interesting. Voted.
  6. No Name
    Hi Veganara: I have been given permission to post again here on this site. I hope all is well with you and I did enjoy this soup. I will have to try this soon. I am happy to be back here to post again and read the blogs of others. I have been visiting here and there while I could not post and leaving comments and votes. I adore your blog and have commented on many of your posts and voted for you. I hope that you will stop by my blog again and see me. I have missed so much being here on this site. Voted for you on this and wish you lots of luck on your blog site. I am following you and when you post I come to read all your articles. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for all the support and pointing me in the direction of who to speak with on this site. Naya
  7. BuddhasDelight
    Yum! Hi veganara. This looks great. :) voted!


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