Very Veggie Soup with Pesto – Fresh and Vibrant

very veggie soup thermomix in bowl with pesto on top, pesto in bowl and toast and another bowl of soup in background. All on black surface.

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.

thermomix veggie soup all ingredients on chopping board on white bench

What About the Pesto?

Only six ingredients are needed in this Pesto:



Olive oil


Lemon juice


Thermomix veggie soup with pesto - pesto ingredients on chopping board

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.

Onion, garlic, leek, olive oil on chopping board

Next, add tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, cabbage, capsicum, celery and stock. Chop.

Vibrant photograph of vegetables and veggie stock paste on chopping board

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.

water being poured onto chopped vegetables in thermomix bowl for veggie soup

Cook for 20 minutes, then add corn kernels and lemon juice.

thermomix veggie soup corn kernels and lemon juice and squeezer on chopping board

Stir with a spatula, then cook a further 2 minutes.

Serve Very Veggie Soup topped with the Pesto.

Thermomix veggie soup in two bowls, topped with pesto. Pesto in dish between the bowls and two slices of sourdough toast on right

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:

Whatever Vegetable Soup

Cauliflower Soup

French Onion Soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Yellow Split Pea Soup

Immune Boosting Sweet Potato Soup

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

This easy vegetable soup gives you a good dose of veggies, with a hint of lemon and bursts of sweetness from the sweetcorn. All topped off with a lovely fresh Pesto!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time27 minutes
Total Time37 minutes
Course: Light Meal, Soup
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Thermomix vegetable soup, Thermomix veggie soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 349kcal



  • 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
  • water
  • 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.

To serve

  • Serve soup in bowls, with a dollop of kale pesto in each.


Note 1: I am not usually a big fan of kale, but I do love it in Pesto. If you would like to try with something different, baby spinach would probably work well in its place. You may also like to make up some of the weight with fresh herbs.
Note 2: NUT FREE: Use a combination of seeds such as pepitas, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds in place of the cashews.
Nutrition breakdown = 6 serves: 144 calories per serve for the Very Veggie Soup and 205 calories per serve for the Pesto.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1900mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8678IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg

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.

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Claire Tolley
Claire Tolley
7 years ago

This soup is delicious and has the extra wow factor with the Kale Pesto. I have the TM31 and had to reduce the water by about 200g as I was worried about bowl capacity but the soup turned out perfectly. Will be making this again very soon!

8 years ago

This is an every week dish in our house now, has been for about 6 weeks and it never fails us. So versatile if you are missing something (although the corn and kale make this dish so i wouldn’t leave those out) we have ours chunky and then blend to puree for the fussy 3 year old, we all love it. Thanks so much, its such a great recipe. We also now make enough kale pesto for two weeks at once and we use on and in all kinds of dishes. This is, quite frankly, my favourite thermomix dish! Yum.

9 years ago

This soup is awesome!! Love it! My new staple for winter.

Jo W
9 years ago

Ok you win
you can make a tasty vege soup that’s not watery flavorless and you only eat because it’s good for you. 🙂

Great recipe Bec x

9 years ago

Just made is for dinner on a cold, wet and windy night and it was perfect! Thanks for another yummy and healthy recipe Bec!!

9 years ago

yummy!!! Looks delicious 🙂

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I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you’re looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone



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