CHUNKY VEGETABLE SOUP
Cooking for a large group of guests can be intimidating, but this vegetable soup is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
½ packet (250 g) soup mix (beans, barley, lentils and dried peas)
1 bunch soup celery, chopped
6-8 carrots, scraped and grated
1 bunch parsley, chopped
vegetable stock powder to taste
salt and pepper
4-6 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1-2 sachets (50 g each) tomato paste
1 can (400 g) beans in tomato sauce
1 Put the soup mix in a large pot and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Boil for about 10 minutes until it boils rapidly. Drain.
2 Pour 3 litres (12 c) of boiling water over the cooked soup mix and add the celery, carrots and parsley. Cook for about 2 ½ hours until everything is soft.
3 Season well with vegetable stock powder, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and beans. Simmer for about 30 minutes until fragrant and thick.
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 3 hours
4 litres (16 portions of 250 ml each)