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

 

  • 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.

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

  • 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