Turn Leftovers to Delicious Soups
One of my regular weekend jobs, especially in the colder months, is to take all the leftover bits and pieces out of the fridge and try to convert at least some of them into soup. Soups are a great repository for old and wilted vegetables—the
ones that haven’t yet turned mushy but are looking tired and sorry for themselves. Chop these up, sauté with some onion, dried herbs and spices, and you’ll be surprised at how delicious the final meal can be.
Soups are also a good way of using up leftover bits of cooked pasta, the remnants of bunches of herbs and pieces of meat (both raw and cooked). All of these can go in the soup pot.
There are other leftover ingredients you can use when serving soup. Tear up stale bits of bread, place them in your serving bowl and then pour the soup over the top.
Alternatively, sprinkle leftover pieces of cheese over the top, or add the remainder of a jar of pesto, or a few spoons of curd. “Leftover” soup can be delicious.