Soup is seriously one of my favourite comfort foods when the weather is cold or miserable (i’m looking at you Sydney weather). Not only that, but soup can also be a game changer for your food waste habits too! Just grab some stock and your leftover veggies and meat (we had bacon on hand) and cook in a pot and dig in.
Here’s a version of a hearty soup from leftovers we had in our fridge, so if you’re up for some liquid lovin check out our recipe:
GET IT TOGETHER:
- 1 medium zucchini
- 3 ripe tomatoes
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 diced brown onion (we only had red onion on hand!)
- 1/2 broccoli
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 2-3 finely diced bacon
- 1L of beef stock
DO YOUR THANG:
- Heat olive oil and cook the bacon, onion and garlic.
- Stir until the bacon is cooked and the onions have browned
- Add the rest of the vegetables (except the tomatoes) and cook until vegetables have browned
- Then, add the beef stock and tomatoes into the mixture.
- Cook for another 20-25 minutes in medium heat.
- Add salt and pepper and basil to taste.
Ahhh and now time to enjoy
We’ve also gotten a lot of questions about how to use your leftover vegetable/fruit scraps! You know you can rely on UM to give you the hook up. So if you have any concerns about wasting these uneaten goodies why not make a broth bag? It gives you kickin flavour and you’re saving the planet!
We love Oh My Veggie’s take on the broth bag so definitely check it out.
What kinds of awesome soups have you made with your leftovers? Let us know in the comments below.
Remember to show your leftover dishes using #uneatenmatters on your social media. We’d love to see it!