The intention (when purchasing these vegetables) was to create the famous accordion-styled ratatouille served in the eponymous animated movie. But alas, the lack of time and desperate craving for hot soup on a cold wintery night flipped the idea on its head, with the veggies ending up on the chopping board and into a boiled broth.
On a happier note, it is now known as the Rainbow Soup, thanks to its plethora of cheery colours, plus it's chock-full of antioxidants and nutrients.
: 15 minutes
(but up to 25 minutes if you're a meticulous cutter)
: 10 minutes
: 2 servings
1 mini lebanese eggplant
3 mini golden squash
1 mini vine red capsicum
1 mini vine orange capsicum
1 small carrot
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups (or 500ml) chicken stock
1 cup water
4 cloves of garlic
1 small yellow onion
3 tablespoons oil
big handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped (and other herbs too, if you like)
Freshly cracked pepper & sea salt
Dash of parsley flakes for serving
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