Rustic soup

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Rustic soup
This is such a warming soup, ideal for a cold wintry day.

1 onion, peeled and diced

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

1 celery stick, chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 bay leaf

1 x 400g tin of chopepd tomatoes

1 x 400g borlotti beams, drained

1 litre chicken stock

200g cooked ham, cut into chunks

salt and freshly ground pepper

Parsley leaves, to garnish

In a large pan, sweat the onion, carrot and celery in the oil until soft.

Add the garlic and bay leaf and cook for a further 5 mins.

Mix in the tomatoes, beans and stock

Simmer for about 20 mins until the carrots have softened.

Ladle about half the soup into a blender and blitz until almost smooth, then return to the pan.

Add the ham and cook for about 5 mins until heated thoroughly, and season if required

Garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve hot with fresh bread.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Beans, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Soups, Starters, Easy, Healthy, Quick Meals, One Pot

Special Info
Gluten free, Nut free, Egg free

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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