Rustic soup recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 200 kCal 10%
Fat 5g 7%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
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  • This hearty soup recipe is brilliant for using up any roast dinner leftovers and it’s only 200 calories per bowl and lots of healthy beans and veg in it too


    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
    • 1 celery stick, chopped
    • 1tbsp olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 400g can whole or chopped tomatoes
    • 410g can borlotti or other beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 litre (1¾ pints) turkey or chicken stock
    • About 200g (7oz) cooked ham, cut roughly into chunks
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Good handful of fresh parsley leaves, to garnish


    • In a large pan, soften the onion, carrot and celery in the oil for 5 mins

    • Add the garlic and bay leaf and cook for 5 mins.

    • Stir in the tomatoes, beans and stock

    • Simmer for about 20 mins until the carrots are just tender.

    • Ladle about half the soup into a blender and whizz until almost smooth, then pour back into the pan.

    • Add the ham and cook for about 5 mins until piping hot, and check seasoning.

    • Sprinkle with fresh parsley, and drizzle with olive oil, if you like.

    • Serve hot with bread.

    Top tip for making Rustic soup

    Not suitable for freezing.

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