Method:

  • Melt the butter in a heavy based saucepan on a low heat. 
  • Add your onions, leek and celery and put the lid back on.  
  • Cook until the onions are translucent but not coloured. 
  • Add potatoes, carrots, tomatoes  and stock and bring to a gently boil.
  • When the vegetable are cooked (you can easily crush them against the side of the saucepan with a wooden spoon) take off the heat and liquidise. 
  • Push the soup through a sieve ( you don't have to do this but it will make you soup lovely and silky)
  • Pop back into the saucepan and add the cream, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with home made soda bread.
  • For a healthier soup omit the cream, for a dairy free soup, sweat the onions, leek and celery in olive oil and omit the cream.
  • If your soup seems a little thick add extra stock after liquidising.
  • This is a great way to get vegetables into kids.
  • The long list of veggies is bound to make any soup lover smile!!
  • You can't go wrong with carrot, onions, potatoes, leeks and tomatoes filling up the soup tub.
  • There is a lovely note of thyme in this soup which shouldn't be shown up on the health front!
  • Thyme tea can be made to help with coughs by crushing the leaves and steeping them in boiling water for 10 minutes.