Hearty Vegetable Soup

Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6

 

Ingredients

 

  • ½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 2 small carrots, sliced

  • 3 celery sticks, sliced

  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped

  • 80 g green beans

  • 1½ tbsp tomato purée

  • 1 leek, sliced

  • 80 g frozen peas

  • 50 g wholegrain or quinoa pasta

  • 1 liter boiling water

  • pepper to taste

  • 1½ tsp mixed herbs (fresh or dried)

 

Method

 

1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions, carrots, leeks and celery, and fry until sizzling. Lower the heat, cover and cook gently for five minutes, stirring if needed.

2. Add the tomatoes, water, tomato purée, green beans and frozen peas. Bring to the boil and add the pasta, herbs and pepper.

3. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked, stirring frequently to make sure the pasta doesn't stick.

 

Nutrition (per serve):

 

Calories 78, Fat 1.9 g, Sat. Fat 0.3 g, Carbs 13 g, Sugar 4.9 g, Fiber 2.9 g, Protein 3.6 g