It’s getting towards the end of the week and you have stuff in the fridge that need to get used up before you go grocery shopping again in a day or two. What do you do? Well, if you’re anything like me, you make Fridge Soup for lunch!
I’m a huge soup fan – I make it all the time, winter, spring, summer and autumn, and I always love it. And Xander seems to be taking after me, as he often asks for soup too.
Today I had a bunch of peppers, a small leek and a couple of sweet potatoes that were begging to be used, so with the addition of a small onion, a little garlic, and a couple of stock cubes, here’s my Fridge Soup of the Day. Amounts are approximations, as they were what I had in the fridge at the time, so feel free to mix it up:
Roasted Peppers and Sweet Potato Soup
3 peppers (yellow, orange and red)
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 small leek
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
2 chicken stock cubes
water to cover
seasoning to taste
a little olive oil
- Preheat the oven to around 200C.
- Cut peppers in half and remove seeds. Sprinkle with a little olive oil and roast in the oven for around 30 minutes.
- Slice the leek and onion, crush the garlic, and saute gently in a little olive oil.
- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and add to the onions, leek and garlic.
- Boil the kettle and add enough boiling water to cover the vegetables.
- Add a couple of stock cubes and simmer till the peppers are ready.
- Add the peppers and simmer a few more minutes till everything is tender.
- Puree everything with a hand blender, adding more water to adjust to desired consistency.
- Season to taste and serve with a crusty bread roll.
Xan and I have just had a HUGE bowl each for lunch and it was delicious, if I say so myself. I made enough for us to have some more for lunch tomorrow too (it’s often even better the next day and it usually thickens up a bit in the fridge too, so you can add a little more water when you heat it up).
Go take a look in your fridge and make your own version of Fridge Soup – and I’d love to know your recipe and how it turns out, so be sure to leave a comment and a link if you do!