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Classic Vegetable Soup

Family Meals

Vegetable soup is not only a comforting dish but full of flavour and also a highly nutritious addition to your family’s diet. Packed with an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, vegetable soup offers a myriad of health benefits.

The diverse combination of vegetables provides essential nutrients that support overall well-being and contribute to a balanced diet.


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

1 potato, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

3 cloves garlic

1 can 400g chopped tomatoes

600ml Veg stock

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ tsp chilli flakes ( optional)

1Teaspoon Worcester sauce

1 bay leaf

Salt and pepper to taste

fresh parsley, chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion, carrots, potato and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, vegetable stock, thyme, oregano, chilli flakes, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the fresh parsley.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Serve the vegetable soup hot, optionally garnished with additional fresh parsley. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice for extra flavour.

Feel free to customise this recipe by adding your favourite vegetables or adjusting the seasonings to suit your taste. Enjoy your delicious homemade vegetable soup!

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