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About this recipe: This soup makes a great starter for a dinner party. Rich in B-complex vitamins, it is also low in fat and contains a good amount of fibre. Serve with crusty wholewheat rolls.
For a thicker soup, use potatoes that will fall apart as they cook and thicken the soup. * Vary the vegetables to use what is in season. French beans are an excellent alternative to the celery, and turnips can replace the parsnips. Other suitable vegetables include carrots, turai, fennel and capsicums.
White fish such as haddock is an important source of good-quality protein. On a weight for weight basis, white fish provides similar amounts of protein to that found in lean meat. * Potatoes do not have as much vitamin C as some other vegetables, but they are an important source because of the large quantity normally eaten. * Celery was originally grown as a medicinal herb, only being used as a cooked vegetable and salad ingredient in the late 17th century. Green celery contains beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
Excellent source of niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B6. Good source of selenium. Useful source of folate, potassium, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin C.