Cannellini & Herb Soup
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Fibre, zinc and calcium are all found in cannelini beans which are a superb source of vegetarian protein, supported by the potassium-rich vegetables.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A handful of thyme
  • A tin of cannellini beans
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  • A gloss of oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and finely dice your onion. Wash and finely dice your carrot and celery.

  • 2.

    Get a large pot hot. Gloss with oil. Add your diced veg. Season well. Lower heat. Sizzle till nicely softened, about 7 mins.

  • 3.

    Peel and finely chop the garlic. Strip the leaves from your thyme. Swirl the garlic and 2 tsp thyme leaves into the mix. Drain your beans. Add them. Fill the tin with water. Add it. Simmer for 5 mins.

  • 4.

    Blend till smooth. Taste. Whizz in more thyme and add more salt and pepper to suit your palate.

  • 5.

    Finish the soup with a scattering of the remaining thyme leaves.

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