Halloween White Witch's Potion

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 22, 03:59 PM in and . Comments [1].

Its coming up to Halloween and there is a cold snap in the air. In our street, each year, the children get together in a big group and “hit the streets” trick or treating. We usually try to have something hearty, warm and nutritious for them to eat before they start gathering all the sweets and treats they are given by generous neighbours. This “white witch’s” potion is jam packed with good ingredients and can be made in a large cauldron, ready to serve before any serious scaring is done. But dont forget the garlic…


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, trimmed and sliced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed (essential to ward off vampires)
  • 2 potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 2 courgettes, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas and corn
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped


Heat oil in a saucepan on medium. Saute leek and garlic 3-4 minutes until softened.
Add potato, courgettes and celery; stirring for 3-4 minutes. Pour in stock and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered , for 6-8 minutes until potato is tender.
Add peas and corn to soup and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir spinach through and top with tomato.

Serve with garlic rolls.

(serves 4-6)

Tags: Soup

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.


  1. Serve with garlic bread? Surely you mean grilled bats wings with eye-ball dip!

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