Did you know that potato skins contain lots of healthy nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium and lots of fibre too?  Rather than throw your peelings away, why not turn them into this easy and tasty soup...


  • 125g onion
  • 1,250ml milk
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10g sage
  • 15g parsley
  • 625g potatoes (you need only the peelings)
  • 15g vegetable bouillon powder


  • Gather potato peelings from 650g of washed potatoes. Pat dry with blue paper. Use within 2 hours of peeling.   
  • Peel and dice the onions.
  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat and add the onions and bay leaf.
  • Sauté gently, until the onions are soft and lightly coloured.         
  • Add the potato peelings and stir well.             
  • Pour in the milk and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently until the peelings are cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and cool slightly, remove the bay leaf. Blend in a food processor, blender or using a stick blender until very smooth.                                                                                                         
  • Chop the parsley and fry the sage leaves in a little oil.  
  • Return the soup to the pan and reheat gently, stir in the chopped parsley. 
  • Serve with fried sage leaves.


Not convinced that a giant such as Compass Group cares about a better world?
Challenge us and we’ll be happy to change your mind!

Challenge us