Food likes and dislikes seem to be a constant change in our little ones life. Some days he loves peas. Some days they are as abhorrent to him as a putrid phlegm lump. We put a lot of this down to his teeth and the level of discomfort he feels as new teeth erupt. It’s hard to imagine how painful it must be, and generally confusing and distressing. On the bad days, we resort to a lovely warming roast vegetable soup, both to sooth his mouth and as a way to get something nutritious and healthy in him without too much fuss. Using our favourite blender, it’s quick, cheap and healthy!
Ingredients for roast vegetable soup
We tend towards the following veg in our roast soup:
- 6 x Tomatoes
- 1 x Butternut squash
- 1 x Red pepper
- 2 x Red onions
- 2 x cloves of garlic
Cut the onions, garlic, tomatoes and pepper in half
Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds
Place all the veg in a roasting tin
You can add oil and seasoning if you wish, although the soup is tasty enough without!
Roast the veg!
Put them in a 200℃ oven for 45 – 60 minutes until all the veg are roasted and the butternut squash is soft. Once roasted, scoop the butternut squash flesh out of the hard skin.
Blend them into a delicious roast vegetable soup!
Add the flesh of the butternut squash and the other vegetables to a blender along with any juice. Blend to desired consistency and add water if required.
We keep a tub of the soup mix in the fridge (it lasts a few days). When we want some, it can easily be spooned into a bowl and microwaved until warm – if using a microwave, stir well and be careful to check the temp before serving.
Much like our hummus recipe, we also have a few additives to make it more interesting for the adults:
- We don’t roast with any seasoning, but we will add it to ours when serving to make it extra tasty
- Add beans or small pasta shapes to bulk it out into a more filling meal
- Get some crusty bread and make croutons!
Need a blender?
We really recommend investing in a good, reliable and powerful blender. Having one will open up affordable, quick and healthy meals. We use a Vitamix which has been really great and has given us loads of great soups, dips, purées and deserts.