TV chef Michael Caines' recipe for healthy Vegetable & Herb Soup

Published Saturday, Nov 8 2014, 18:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Sometimes you just can't beat a simple serving of warming soup and with so many different flavours, the variety is endless!

This particular version was created by celebrity chef Michael Caines and is ideal when you want a healthy and nutritious meal. It takes tonnes of yummy veggies and herbs to make a soup packed with flavour.

Vegetable and herb soup

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  • 20g shallots finely chopped
  • 35g leeks (10mm dice)
  • 50g carrots (10mm dice)
  • 50g courgette (10mm dice)
  • 50g celeriac (10mm dice)
  • 50g cabbage (10mm dice)
  • 50g peas
  • 50g French beans
  • 50g tomato, blanched and seeded (10mm dice)
  • 50ml white wine
  • 500ml water
  • 500ml chicken stock (optional)
  • 12 basil leaves, chopped roughly
  • 5g sorrel, chopped roughly
  • 5g chervil, chopped roughly
  • 5g chives, chopped
  • 100g cream
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt/pepper


1 Sweat the shallots, leeks, celeriac and carrot with 25g of the butter and a pinch of salt for five minutes, until transparent.

2 Add the white wine and boil until reduced to nothing, now add the water and chicken stock and bring to the boil.

3 Cook for about 10 minutes then add the courgettes, French beans, peas and cabbage and cook for a further 5 minutes.

4 Add the cream and whisk in the remaining butter and add the herbs and tomato. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar.

Cook Time

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4 - 5

Recipe courtesy of Uniform Foodies

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