January Food: Delia’s Slow-cooked Root Veg Soup

So why has a bog standard root vegetable soup made it into the best healthy recipes I have to offer you to start 2012? Firstly, because it is fat free. Completely fat free. However, if you think it’s boring you’ve got another thing coming. It’s super tasty and it’s filling, what more can you ask for?

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Serves 6
225g peeled carrots, chopped into chunks.
225g peeled celeriac in 2 inch pieces.
225g trimmed washed leeks, halved and cut into chunks.
225g peeled swedes, cubed.
1 small chopped onion.
2.5 pts of Swiss Bouillon stock
3 bay leaves

  • There’s no science to this recipe. After chopping all the veg, throw them in a an oven proof pot with the stock and bring it up to a simmer.
  • Put the pot into the oven at 140 degrees and leave for 3 hours.
  • When you take it out, the veg will be soft and all the flavours intensified.
  • Take the bay leaves out and liquidise the veges to a soup, then reheat to serve as required.
  • The soup can also be served with a swirl of fat free Greek yogurt, or a blob of creme fraiche if you’re feeling less virtuous.

    It’s a perfect Sunday afternoon make, can be left in the oven while you get on with your day, and sets you up with healthy lunches for the rest of the week.



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13 thoughts on “January Food: Delia’s Slow-cooked Root Veg Soup

  1. Ooooh looks good – anything that is ‘leave in oven’ gets my vote, especially as it gives me a chance to use my much loved Le Creuset dish.

    How long do you think the soup will keep Rebecca?

    Katie x

      • I’m also a bit lax when it comes to just veg (I’m completely the opposite about milk – I throw it out as soon as it reaches the date even if it smells okay…wasteful I know but it’s just something I’m funny about!) so I reckon it’ll be fine sat in the fridge for a few days to be used as packed lunches. My Thermos comes into its own in January!

  2. This sounds delicious-will definitely be trying this one out at the weekend!

    I successfully made the spiced apple muffins yesterday and they were super tasty 


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