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Playing Jacques Pépin's Fridge Soup


  • 6 cups water
  • Any combination of leftover vegetables, such as romaine hearts, onions, scallions, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, celery, etc.
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 cup couscous, quick-cooking polenta or rolled oats


In a large pot, add water, veggies and bouillon cubes. Bring to a bubble and cook for 10-12 minutes. Add couscous, polenta or oats, and thicken, about 2-3 minutes.

Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top

Serves 4-6