Rustic soup recipe

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5 min


20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 200 kCal 10%
Fat 5g 7%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%

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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