Simple Vegetable Soup with croutons

Simple Vegetable Soup with croutons

By 04/09/2012

I have been feeling quite lazy in the last couple of days. I am sure it will be the same for everyone coming back from a holiday. Going back to normal it is like a shock! Blogging is what's cheers me up.

I have loads of washing to do and the house to clean, school uniforms to get ready, children to look after and not much time to cook complicated dishes. So I thought after gorging on cakes and stuffing my face with food in Italy, a nice soup would do us all good.
I make soups on a weekly basis but this is so quick: carrots, courgettes, potatoes and onions..  a whiz and it's done! Just a 10-15 minutes preparation.

Also if you make a few croutons (or "crostini") to go with it, this will be a really satisfying light meal.
So.. let's cook!

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes


Wash and chop the vegetables in a sauce spoon, add salt and pepper, the stock and a Liter of cold water.
Bring to the boil and cook for 40 minutes.
When all the vegetables are cooked, whiz them with a processor and reduce them into a puree.
Now add 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan. Stir it all well in.
To make the croutons cut the bread into cubes. In a pan pour 3 tbsp of olive oil and heat it up. Then add the bread and cook it, whilst stirring it, for about 10 minutes until the bread turns brown and crunchy. Add more olive oil if you think it is too dry.
Serve the soup with the croutons and sprinkle a little parsley on top.
simple vegetable soup
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17 Responses to Simple Vegetable Soup with croutons

  1. Anu

    Great soup, would like to have in this rainy day.

  2. Pegasuslegend

    Amazing just amazing… I would totally love to live closer to you BELLA!

  3. Girl in purple dress

    That looks good, I love vegetable soups. I eat it daily for lunch but rarely make it myself. YUM

  4. Carmine Volpe

    semplice ma molto buona mi piace abbinamento zucchine e carote

  5. Gloria

    I love vegetables soup an thi look deslicious especially with croutons!

  6. Jasna Varcakovic

    Good soup is like medicine…Especially if it's with lot of veggies – like yours.

  7. Mich - Piece of Cake

    This looks like a healthy and delicious soup! Will definitely love it with croutons!

  8. Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups

    This looks and sounds nice. Perfect if you're too knackered after a holiday…Why is that? When we return home from a holiday it feels as though we need a holiday from the holiday… lol : )

  9. melania

    Adoro le zuppe e la tua è molto invitante!Un bacio

  10. Feisty Tapas

    I love soup! Always looking for more ideas… I have just spotted the Portuguese pasteis de nata on the right bar, guess where I'm going next?

  11. Angie's Recipes

    A very creamy and delicious veggie soup. Lovely with some crunchy croutons.

  12. Katie

    This sounds simple and wholesome – just what i could do with after an ice-cream-tastic summer holiday. You've inspired me to batch cook some soup for the coming months 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe with us for Simple and in Season this month xxx

  13. ~~louise~~

    As much as I hate to give into the month of September, I sure am ready for some good hearty soup, Alida. The quicker the better too!!! Thanks for sharing…

  14. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Tornare a fare le cose di tutti i giorni e' stato traumatico!!!! Ti capisco 🙂 Una buona zuppa e' l ideale per l umore:)Baci

  15. unikorna

    I had no idea you were a mom Alida :). I thought you were very very young like…22, 23 :). The magical vegetable concoction looks amazing…I shall try it…I always appreciate vegetable recipes…since I only eat mean twice a year :).

  16. Choclette

    Delicious Alida. I do like a good simple soup and yours always look so good. I really like croutons, but they always seem like a bit of a faff to prepare.

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