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Clean out the fridge vegetable soup

Easy clean out the fridge vegetable soup – when you don’t want to waste leftover veggies

Often when I go to the market, I buy a lot of veggies that I don’t use later. It’s happened to you too, right? I know it has. To me, it happens at least once or twice a month.

Sometimes when I don’t have the time to cook and rely on super quick recipes, I risk having leftover veggies in the fridge. After all, I have a day job and three cats to take care of. 

So, what do I do when I have some leftover veggies and not much time? Well, clean out the fridge vegetable soup of course!

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Served soup

This soup is very straight-forward and easy. Also, it’s delicious and heart-warming. It’s great served hot for a cold winter day. But, you can also enjoy it during summer if you serve it chilled.

I like to have my soup very warm to hot and served with a slice of bread. How do you like your soup? Have you made clean out the fridge vegetable soup before? Let me know in the comments!

Ingredients

The very name of this soup suggests that it can be made with anything you have in the fridge. What I used is described below, but you can mix and match as you please!

  • 2 gloves of garlic
  • 3 dried or raw red peppers (dried peppers require some preparation first)
  • parsley and dill
  • 2 green chilli peppers
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • a handful of angel hair noodles
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

This soup is very straight-forward, but if you’re using dried red peppers like me, you have to start with them. 

The dried red peppers have to be soaked in hot, boiling water for 3-4 minutes at least. That will soften them and make them much easier to handle. After they’re soaked, cool them with cold water and slice finely.

Now is the time to heat your cooking pot and saute the red peppers, garlic and greens, all finely chopped. Add the pepper and salt too. Saute for 5 minutes, then fill 2/3 of the pot with water and bring to a boil.

In the meantime, chop the potatoes and zucchini in small cubes. Add to the soup when the water is brought to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes and then add a handful of angel hair noodles. Or, you can use another type of noodles if you choose.

Let it simmer for another 10 minutes, until the noodles soften. Serve hot or cold, depending on your personal preference.

Did you make this recipe? Share and comment below, I’d love to see your results!