This recipe suggestion from Angela is for a quick and healthy minestrone soup which uses white beans rather than pasta for extra protein and flavour.
4 tbsp olive oil
2 large carrots, diced
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
pinch dried red chilli flakes
200g/7oz tinned white beans, such as haricot, also known as white navy beans (drained weight)
500ml/18fl oz vegetable or chicken stock
100g/3½oz Parmesan (or alternative vegetarian hard cheese), finely grated, to serve
250g/9oz kale, stalks removed, roughly chopped
handful fresh flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped
2. Preheat the grill until hot. Toast both sides of the ciabatta slices*. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and toast until melted.
3. Stir the kale and parsley into the soup just before serving. Serve the soup in warm bowls with the Parmesan toasts.
All the best Jan