How to Make Chunky Vegetable Soup

by Matt N

Delicious fresh vegetable soup with chunks of potato, leeks, carrots, onion and whatever additional vegetables you want! Gluten free.


  • 2 Small onions
  • 5 Carrots
  • 1 Parsnip
  • ½ Turnip
  • 3 Sticks of celery
  • 2 Medium potatos
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 2 Leeks
  • 1 Bouquet garni
  • 1 Pinch Salt and pepper
  • 10 Grams Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Pint Vegetable stock
  • 2 Pints Fresh water
  • ¼ sweede
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ingrediants. You can add whatever vegetables you like. Along with the carrots, I used parsnip, turnip, sweede, celery. This is a big batch it serves 6-8 people. Half the ingredients for smaller amount

    Step 2

    Peel the carrots, parsnip and potatos.

    Step 3

    Chop the onions.

    Step 4

    Melt the butter in a big saucepan.

    Step 5

    Chop the leeks, using the white parts only.

    Step 6

    Dice the carrots, celery, parsnip, sweede and turnip. You can dice them bigger for a more chunky soup.

    Step 7

    Dice the potatos, roughly the same size as the vegetables.

    Step 8

    Once the butter has melted, put all the vegetables into the saucepan, stir around to coat them with the melted butter. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, and gentle fry them for 2-3 means to seal them.

    Step 9

    Crush 2 cloves of garlic with the palm of your hand. And add to the saucepan.

    Step 10

    Make 1 pint of vegetable stock. You can use chicken stock. Add to the vegetables.

    Step 11

    Add a bouquet garni (made with 2 dried bay leaves, a few sprigs of fresh flat leaf parsley and thyme tied together in a cheesecloth purse with a peice of kitchen twine)

    Step 12

    Add an additional 1-2 pints of water, so that there is at least twice as much liquid as there are vegetables. A drizzle of olive oil and bring to the boil.

    Step 13

    Cover and simmer for 1 and a half hours. ( the longer the soup simmers, the more flavoursome the broth.)

    Step 14

    You can leave it chunky or blend. I like to half blend. Season to taste. Serve and enjoy!