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Meatball & tomato soup


Meatball & tomato soup

Get three of your 5-a-day in one serving with this healthy, low-calorie tomato soup. The addition of meatballs and giant couscous means it’s filling, too

Recipe details
Cooking-time Prep:5 mins Cook:15 mins
Serving Serves 4
Difficulty Easy


  1. 1½ tbsp rapeseed oil
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
  4. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  5. ½ tsp chilli flakes
  6. 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  7. 100g giant couscous
  8. 500ml hot vegetable stock
  9. 12 pork meatballs
  10. 150g baby spinach
  11. ½ small bunch of basil
  12. grated parmesan, to serve (optional)


Step 1

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Fry the onion and peppers for 7 mins, then stir through the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 1 min. Add the tomatoes, giant couscous and veg stock and bring to a simmer.

Step 2

Season to taste, then add the meatballs and spinach. Simmer for 5-7 mins or until cooked through. Ladle into bowls and top with the basil and some parmesan, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

kcal : 330
fat : 12g
saturates : 3g
carbs : 36g
sugars : 14g
fibre : 6g
protein : 17g
salt : 0.7g


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