Sometimes when you get to the end of the week you end up with a mish mash of veg leftover from your meals. One of the best ways to use it up is to make a leftover vegetable soup in the slow cooker. You can of course make it on the hob too but I like to use the slow cooker as I can just chuck it and and forget about it for a few hours and be left with a healthy lunch and no waste!
The best thing about leftover vegetable soup is that you can pretty much chuck whatever you have lying around into it, even frozen veg can go in. Below is an example of a soup i made this week, i always add a bit of garlic into a soup plus mixed herbs. Because of the boys I don’t add salt to my cooking but of course you can if you prefer!
1 large potato
1 clove of garlic
1 stick of celery
a few florets of broccoli
500ml veg stock
Peel and chop your leftover veg. Add to the slow cooker along with your stock, lentils and herbs. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours until the veg is cooked. Blend to your desired consistency and serve! We had this soup with some savoury muffins I had made and frozen.