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Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup


Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

This vegetable soup freezes really well so it’s worth making a big batch. Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe details
Prep:   25 minutes
Cook:   1 hour 20 minutes
Serves:   8


  1. 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  3. 3 carrots, diced
  4. 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  5. 2 medium Desiree potatoes, peeled and diced
  6. 2 small zucchini, halved lengthways and sliced
  7. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  8. 400g can chopped tomatoes
  9. 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  10. ¼ small savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  11. 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  12. ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  13. Crusty wholegrain bread, to serve


Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add carrots, celery, potatoes and zucchini and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes

Step 2

Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and stock. Cover and bring to the boil, skimming any froth from the surface. Reduced heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes

Step 3

Add cabbage and cook for a further 30-35 minutes until vegetables are very tender and soup is thick. Stir in beans and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in 
parsley. Ladle soup into serving bowls and serve with crusty wholegrain bread


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