by: Max M Rasmussen

Basic Soup - juliennesuppe - Minestrone - Vegetable Soup

Basic Vegetable Soup - Max M Rasmussen
Video Recipe - Basic soup / julienne soup is a simple vegetable soup which is very similar to the Italian minestrone. With a few changes it IS a minestrone. But I do usually this simpler version, and I'll just throw in whatever extra ingredients to spice it up a bit.


  • 1 ½ liters (1½ quart) stock (vegetable , chicken , or fake-stock)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 potato
  • 1 leek
  • 25 g butter or oil
  • 1 bunch of parsley.
  • 1 tsp salt (depending on the salt in your stock. The fake-stock are usually salty enough.)
  • pepper to taste


Cut the leeks as thinly as possible.

Slice all the remaining vegetables into julienne .

Brown the vegetables lightly in the butter/oil.

Let simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender without being soft.


Instead of celery, you can use 1 parsnip, parsley or 1 1/4 celeriac root.

There are plenty of opportunities to add more flavor and fillings. Just cut it into julienne and cook it along:

Additional Fillings

  • cooked pasta from the day before. Just heat it up in the soup.
  • noodles should cooked in for the last minutes (read the package for how long.)
  • potato cubes, approx. 1 cm (½ inch).
  • green beans.
  • canned beans / chickpeas without liquid.
  • peas
  • corn
  • cabbage / china cabbage / bok choy / iceberg lettuce (cabbage should be put in from the start, the other thinner kind of greens just has warmed up a few minutes.)
  • herbs / spices
  • thyme
  • coriander
  • a bit tarragon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 thumb ginger
  • 1 small chili
  • grated zest / lemongrass into small cubes.
  • meat
  • Lightly fried bacon / black forest ham or bacon in julienne
  • meatballs
  • shrimp (just warmed up)
  • tiger prawn (deshell and cook until the last minute or two. until they are just pink.)

Vegetable Soup - Ingredients - Max M Rasmussen