“What We Had in the Fridge” Soup

Quick, low-fat, Roasted Vegetable Soup.

The scene: Sunday in the kitchen prepping blog posts.  As I dig through the vegetable drawer, I see various vegetables once intended for the week night meals.  Well, as we started a new week, those vegetables were dying – for attention.  I refused to toss them in the garbage because I knew there was delicious goodness waiting to be shared.  So, I tossed them with a bit of olive oil and coarse salt on a parchment lined pan and roasted them – for soup.

Just like my Leftovers for Breakfast post where I used leftover fruits and veges for breakfast, this batch of leftover, nutrient-rich vegetables was intended for soup.  Soup I could easily make and take for lunch.

Easy, already-have ingredients:

Any vegetables

Coarse Salt, pepper

Olive Oil

Start with your vege selections. Whatever you have. There is no secret, must have ingredient. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Roast in the oven at 400-425 until vegetables are brown and soft.

Gotta love the crispy brown features resulting from higher-temp cooking.

After blending in a food processor, simply place in a sauce pan, add vegetable stock to desired consistency. Note: I added purple potatoes – affected the color, but added a nice creamy feel.

Bits of charred veges blend nicely with the soup.

Enjoy. Perfect, hearty, and healthy.

I’m always into saving a bit of money by reducing waste.  This “What We Had in the Fridge Soup” used what was ready to be tossed.  The possibilities are endless.  Just be creative in the kitchen.



Combining his love of food and communications, Rod is a marketing guru with extensive experience in the healthcare, restaurant and luxury services industry. Rod’s special talent is cooking. He makes magic in the kitchen by relying on fresh foods and unique flavors. He is married to Beth, and together they have two little girls. Rod and Beth have the perfect Live Pretty partnership: he cooks fabulous dishes and she creates the beautiful ambiance that combines to make their events special and unforgettable.

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