Smooth vegetable soup with bacon and feta cheese

Recipe from: 23 May 2011
vegetable soup

Ingredients 15
Servings 4
Time 20 mins


  • 1
    onion, roughly chopped
  • 2
    leeks, roughly chopped
  • 2
    celery spears, roughly chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 5
    large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3
    potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1
    butternut, peeled, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2
  • 1/2
  • 1
  • 1.5
    vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • bacon, fried till crispy, to serve
  • crumbled feta, to serve


45 mins
In a large pot, heat some olive oil and fry the onions, leeks and celery until soft and transparent.
Add the garlic and fry for another minute.
Add all the vegetables and flavourings and allow to sauté for 5-10 minutes.
Add the stock and reduce the heat.
Cover the pot and allow to simmer gently for 30-45 minutes.
When the vegetables are thoroughly cooked, remove the pot from the heat and blend the soup.
I use my handheld blender for this but you can also use a blender or food processor.
Season the soup to taste and serve with the bacon and feta sprinkled over.

Reprinted with permission of Simply Delicious.
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