Vegetable Soup

Root vegetable soup

This is a real winter warming soup and it feels hearty and filling.

You will need:

­ 1 large onion finely chopped,

­ 1 clove garlic finely chopped,

­ 1kg (2.2lb) of root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, swede, potatoes, beetroot, turnips etc) chopped into 1 inch cubes,

­ Olive oil for cooking (approximately 2 tablespoons),

­ 1.5 pints of vegetable stock (home-made or from a sugar free stock cube).

What you do with all this:

­ Heat the olive oil in a large pan.

­ Fry the onion and garlic lightly until the onion becomes transparent.

­ Add all the vegetables and give them a good stir.

­ Add the vegetable stock and bring everything to the boil.

­ Reduce the heat and simmer lightly for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.

­ Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

­ Leave chunky, or use a hand held blender to blend the mixture until smooth.

Add a dash of Tabasco if you like your soup with a bite or freshly ground pepper

There are many more great recipes like this in The Harcombe Diet Recipe Book

Recipe Book

You may also like to try these...


If you'd like to leave a comment on this blog, please do so openly and politely and no hiding behind some pseudonym. As for spam, well that's just another word for junk and it will end up in the bin, where it belongs.

Website Comments

  1. avatar Cheryl

    Tried this for the very first and not being the greatest cook, l managed to achieve a wonderful soup.

  2. avatar Vicki Ely

    Have been reading your 3-step plan and it makes loads of sense to me. However, I already eat a diet based on meat/fish/eggs/veg/salad and grains/pulses with very little processed food (the odd jar of curry sauce etc). Will be diet work as well for me for weight loss as for those eating a lot of junk?

  3. avatar teresa

    just made the chicken soup with celery carrots and leek arlic splash of worte spoon of ginger teaspoon of splash of soy sauce and worcester sau 2 oxos salt and pepper it lovely and filling

  4. avatar Hannah Sainsbury

    Hi Zoe,

    I am currently on Phase 1 and the only thing I’m struggling with is not being able to drink anything but water as I normally have a lot of fruit juice (I don’t drink any hot drinks – tea/herble tea/coffee)and so in Phase 2 is it possible for me to flavour water with fresh fruits?

  5. avatar Annette Okeefe

    A friend of mine introduced me 2 this diet so glad she did cos I lost 5lbs in 4days.
    Im just starting the second phase and can’t wait 2 see the results in another 4 days.

  6. avatar Alison

    Brilliant soup me and my husband really enjoyed had some left for me to take to work lovely. So glad I read the article in the Sun newspaper.

  7. avatar Deb

    Just wondering what snacks I can have that are Harcombe diet friendly…I have both books but find at night after dinner I feel like some sort of desert or snack. I know that snacks are frowned upon but it will help me keep to the diet. I don’t snack all day mind you. Just in the evening. Thanks Deb Melbourne Australia


Let us know you're human by answering this question * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.