Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Hearty Irish Veg Soup


Hearty Irish Veg Soup

A veg packed soup perfect for any time of the year, but especially now as a winter warmer!

By Donal Skehan , November 18 2020


  • time 40 mins
  • serves Serves 4  
  • Ingredients

  • ¼ stick butter

    1 onion, peeled and diced

    1 leek, sliced

    3 potatoes, peeled and diced (1 lb)

    50 fl oz of vegetable stock

    2 carrots, diced

  • 1 parsnip, diced

    4 sticks celery, sliced 

    ½ cup cream, optional 

    1 1/3 cup frozen Peas 

    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium high heat. Add the onion, leek and potato. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until they’ve a little colour.
    2. Add the stock, carrots, parsnip and celery. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender when you insert a fork.
    3. Blitz the cream into the soup until smooth and add the peas, heat through.
    4. Heat through and season to taste. Serve alongside cheddar and thyme soda bread.

    For more Directions watch the video:


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