This Very Veggie Soup recipe for the Thermomix, with Kale Pesto was one of the first soups I shared here on the website. I’ve always loved a good veggie soup!
The recipe came about when I was at a friend’s house and she told me that all vegetable soups were bland. I took this as a challenge to make one for her that would change her view. It worked.
This soup is yum yum yum and the Pesto adds a great dimension! The mix of veggies I have listed work really well together, but can be swapped around depending on what you have on hand – just stick to the same total weight of vegetables.
I love the bursts of sweetness the corn give so recommend you don’t leave it out.
Very Veggie Soup in the Thermomix: What We Need
A high proportion of vegetables of course! Along with some olive oil for sauteing, stock and water. Lemon juice brings out the flavour and adds that little bit of extra oomph.
What About the Pesto?
Only six ingredients are needed in this Pesto:
How to make Thermomix Very Veggie Soup
First, make the Pesto. To do this, toast the nuts, throw everything in your thermal cooker and blitz. Set aside.
To make the soup, firstly place onion, leek, garlic and oil in mixer bowl. Chop, scrape down bowl, then saute.
Next, add tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, cabbage, capsicum, celery and stock. Chop.
After chopping the veggies, add water to 2cm below the maximum-fill line inside the bowl. Be sure to not fill any fuller than this.
Cook for 20 minutes, then add corn kernels and lemon juice.
Stir with a spatula, then cook a further 2 minutes.
Serve Very Veggie Soup topped with the Pesto.
More Great Soup Recipes
Since creating this recipe, I’ve shared many other veggie soup recipes here on the site and in my books. Veggie soup Thermomix recipes are just too easy! Here’s a few of them:
Feel Good Food Made Easy is a great winter warmer recipe collection and has some amazing soup recipes. Some of them include Miso Noodle Soup, Lemon and Barley Soup, Hearty Lentil Soup, Potato and Corn Chowder and Chunky Minestrone.
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Very Veggie Soup with Pesto
- 100 g kale leaves no stems (I actually use bagged chopped kale from the supermarket) (Note 1)
- 100 g cashews toasted in a pan until golden (Note 2)
- 70 g olive oil
- 20 g lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove (5g)
- 1/4 tsp salt
Very Veggie Soup
- 100 g brown onion halved
- 75 g leek roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves (10g)
- 20 g olive oil
- 400 g Roma tomatoes halved
- 200 g zucchini roughly chopped
- 200 g carrots roughly chopped
- 150 g cabbage roughly chopped
- 100 g capsicum red or green, roughly chopped
- 75 g celery roughly chopped
- 60 g Odds-and-Ends Vegetable Stock Concentrate
- 150-200 g corn kernels fresh or frozen
- 20 g lemon juice
For the Pesto
- Place Pesto ingredients in mixer bowl. TURBO/a few times/MC on, until ingredients are fairly evenly chopped. Transfer to a bowl, set aside.
For the Very Veggie Soup
- Place onion, leek, garlic and oil into mixer bowl. Chop 5 seconds/speed 5/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Saute 5 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off.
- Add tomatoes, zucchini, carrot, cabbage, capsicum, celery and stock paste. Chop 30 seconds/speed 4/MC on.
- Add water to 2cm under the maximum-fill line inside the bowl (around 600g water, please be sure to not go over 2cm below the max-fill line). Combine throughly with a spatula. Cook 20 minutes/100/reverse/speed 2/MC on.
- Add corn kernels and lemon juice. Combine thoroughly with a spatula. Cook 2 minutes/100/reverse/speed 1/MC on.
- Serve soup in bowls, with a dollop of kale pesto in each.
Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.