We affectionately call this one “oma soup”, oma is grandma in dutch and this is a classic winter soup like your grandmother used to make – minus the chicken carcass.
Start a large pot on the boil about half full of water. I add the veggies in the order of how long they take to cook. In this case it went; swede, parsnip, potato, onion, celery (and leaves they have lots of flavour), carrot, capsicum & mushrooms. Once the water starts to boil I add in a handful of pasta. Also some beans, whatever I have on hand; kidney, chick peas, black beans – whatever. I don’t use a stock mix as all the ones I can find have vegetable oil in them so I do a lot of dried herbs and spices, you can just do some stock instead. I put in a big handful of salt, lots of fresh ground pepper, some dried chili flakes or cayenne pepper, some mixed italian herbs or herbs de provence, garlic powder, onion powder, and a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce or soy sauce – it just adds some depth of flavour. Just taste it as you go along and add more to your liking.
I serve it with a big hunk of crusty bread and some olive oil drizzled over. Sometimes I sprinkle nutritional yeast on top too. Supper yummy & healthy & a great use of all that root veg from the veg boxes. Great for leftovers too.