Winter minestrone

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Winter minestrone
This nutritious soup keep the cold out and the warmth in.
 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

100g unsmoked lardons or chopped streaky bacon

2 large carrots, chopped

2 sticks celery, chopped

1 medium potato, chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed

400g tinned, chopped tomatoes

1l vegetable stock (from a cube)

1 tsp dried sage leaves

Few cabbage leaves, shredded

400g tinned haricot beans, drained and rinsed

Handful chopped parsley

Crusty bread to serve

Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and lardons or bacon and fry for about 5 minutes until the onion is starting to brown.

Tip in the carrots, celery, potato and the garlic.

Stir well and cook for a few minutes.

Add the tomatoes, stock and sage, and bring to the boil, stirring.

Reduce the heat to simmer and cook partly covered for 30 minutes.

Add in the cabbage after 15 minutes.

Add the beans to the pan with the parsley.

Season and serve with crusty bread.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Beans, Pork, Vegetables, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Soups, Dinner

Cuisine
Italian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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