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Winter Soup Recipe

28 May 2021

Winter Soup Recipe

The drop in temperature means that soup season is well and truly underway.

Try one of these healthy recipes from The Heart Foundation

Minted pea soup

This super easy recipe can be made using fresh or frozen peas and will be a hit any time of the year.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 500g fresh or frozen peas  
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Method

  1. Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  2. Add onion and cook slowly until translucent and soft.
  3. Add garlic and cook for a further minute.
  4. Add vegetable or chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  5. Add peas and mint and cook until peas are hot.
  6. Remove from heat and blend until smooth.

Moroccan roast pumpkin soup

Here's an easy dinner idea - pumpkin soup. Roasting the pumpkin before putting it into the soup adds a great amount of flavour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium pumpkin, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2  onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground sumac (optional)
  • 5 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Method

  1. Heat oven to 225°C.
  2. Toss pumpkin with half of the oil and place in a roasting dish, roast in oven until browned and cooked through. Once cooked remove from oven.
  3. Meanwhile place remaining oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion over low heat until translucent.
  4. Add garlic and spices and continue to cook for a further minute or two.
  5. Add stock, lemon juice and roasted pumpkin to the saucepan and cook slowly for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and blend until smooth.