Rustic soup

(13 ratings)
Rustic soup
Rustic soup
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe 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

Not suitable for freezing.


  1. In a large pan, soften the onion, carrot and celery in the oil for 5 mins
  2. Add the garlic and bay leaf and cook for 5 mins.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, beans and stock
  4. Simmer for about 20 mins until the carrots are just tender.
  5. Ladle about half the soup into a blender and whizz until almost smooth, then pour back into the pan.
  6. Add the ham and cook for about 5 mins until piping hot, and check seasoning.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, and drizzle with olive oil, if you like.
  8. Serve hot with bread.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 200(kcal)
  • Fat 5.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Hi, I often make and freeze soups like this but I am very puzzled by the "good to know" tip which says this one is not suitable for freezing - why not?


The folder idea is good. Until that happens I click on 'print recipe' and then copy the recipe into Word (highlight the text by clicking on it and dragging the cursor over all that you want to copy then right click and click on copy then open a new Word document and right click and click on paste). I then save the documents in a folder within Word.


I'd just like to second Jean's idea, that would be perfect c: And this soup is amazing, a great pick-me-up.

GTK Recipes ed

What a great idea Jean! Thanks for your comment. We'll definitely look into if this is something we can do.


hi thank you for your website,it would appear i could find a recipe for anything i,ve got in my fridge and cupboard hence my request,it would be so useful if there where a folder on the site were i could put my favourite recipes saving me from having to look for them thank you.jean

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