Frugal ‘green’ soup

zero waste week
12 ways to eat like a King on a budget
February 23, 2014
Carrot and sweet potato soup
September 20, 2014

Frugal 'green' soup

Brief description of Recipe

This is a great recipe for using up all the odds and ends of vegetables, including things some people might normally throw away such as the green ends of leeks, broccoli stalks and the outer sprout leaves.

As you might guess, these ingredients are rough as it depends what you have to have to use up at home.
It’s a bit of a ‘good for you’ soup as it’s packed full of greens and ends up bright green when cooked…


List of ingredients

tablespoon olive oil
Ends of leeks I’ve saved up during the week, roughly chopped
couple of garlic cloves, smashed
Handful of sprouts (or outer leaves and stalks I’ve cut off during the week)
Broccoli stalks, sliced
1/2 bag kale
1 medium potato, diced (I’ve been known to chuck left over jacket potato skins in there too!)
herbs of your choice (I usually use mixed, dried herbs for ease)
Tamari sauce
water or stock
(optional to make it more filling – half tin chickpeas or some shredded chicken etc)
seasoning to taste

Preparation and Method

Soften the onion and garlic in the oil
Add the rest of the veggies except the kale and mix around for a minute or two in the hot oil
Add the water or stock, tamari and herbs to taste. Add however much water or stock you want depending on your preference for a thick or thinner soup
Bring to the boil, then simmer for around 12 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through
Add the kale and warm through for another few minutes until it wilts then remove from heat
Add any other ingredients to make the soup more filling such as chicken, chickpeas, lentils etc plus seasoning
Blitz until desired consistency


Information about this recipe:

Type of Recipe: Soup, starter, vegetarian
Submitted by: Rachelle Strauss
From website:
See more Recipes

Zero Waste Recipes
Zero Waste Recipes
The Recipe posted here has been submitted by a Zero Waste Week contributor. Thanks for all the recipes and contributions. We hope you find them tasty and useful and above all, keeping the bin food-FREE!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.