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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

A Quick Minestrone Soup


Hard to believe that we are now in the ninth month of the year. Here in the UK the temperatures seem to be dropping slightly and the nights are drawing in; having said that we could be in a heatwave again next week, the weather sure can be changeable sometimes! But with cooler temperatures I thought it would be nice to share a soup recipe, this one is from Angela Hartnett who is one of the most high-profile women in the restaurant world and one of the brightest talents to have emerged on the UK food scene in the past few years. She is a protégée of Gordon Ramsay and was made famous by her appearances on British television.

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.


Ingredients
Serves Four
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
Serving Suggestions
ciabatta bread*, cut into slices, 
or Low Carb Zucchini/Courgette Ciabatta - see here
or Focaccia Bread, low carb and gluten free - see here
Method
1. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the carrots, onion, celery, garlic and chilli flakes. Fry until softened, then tip in the beans and stock. Stir, bring to a simmer and cook for 5–8 minutes, or until cooked through.
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.

From original idea here

Some other soups you may like 
Creamy Cauliflower Soup, it's low in carbs - here
Celeriac and Bramley Apple Soup, welcome on a cooler day - here
Cheezy Vegan Broccoli Soup - here


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All the best Jan

28 comments:

Tom said...

...the more veggies the better.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sounds delicious. It may be a month before we cool off for soup, though I enjoy it all year round.

Lorrie said...

Temperatures are beginning to cool here, especially in the evenings. Soup is always a comfort to have in the autumn. This sounds hearty and filling.

Lee said...

I love soup..and often make soup...of various types. :)

Christine said...

Looks delicious!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Minestrone soup is one soup I like with all those veggies

Jeanie said...

Oh yum! I love soup and we're getting into soup season. Thanks!

Angie said...

Jan - our temperatures have also been cooling off, and it has put me in the mood for "autumn" dishes, so thanks for this one - looks delicious!!

Elephant's Child said...

I am a fan of Angela Hartnett (more than of Gordon foul-mouthed Ramsay) and this sounds good. Thank you (and her).

Margaret D said...

Looks good.

JFM said...

A great soup for the coming seasons... yummy 🍁🌲☕

Valerie-Jael said...

This is one of my fave soups, yummy! Have a great day, Valerie

Fun60 said...

Sounds delicious. Funnily enough I made a leek and potato soup yesterday as I felt the need for something warm and comforting.

Iris Flavia said...

Sounds very good. But... ohhhhh... do you have any idea how much I look forward to making your Brussels Sprout Soup again? Hmmmm, one of the very, very few good things in the dark half of the year!

Jo said...

Autumn's definitely creeping in, soup season.

Ella said...

I like the soup ... well-stocked soups like this are fantastic!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love any kind of soup, yum! Thanks for sharing!
Take care, enjoy your day!

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds delicious.

My name is Erika. said...

I'm with you about time flying. And the minestrone looks absolutely delicious.

Susan Kane said...

I cannot wait for cold weather (of some degree) and make soup like this.

Shari Burke said...

Soup weather is coming! Yay! This one looks yummy!

Snowbird said...

It's definitely soup season! I must try some of these, so easy to veganise.xxx

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it!

Rose said...

This sounds delicious...I like soup any time, but this would really be wonderful on a cool autumn day.

Lady Fi said...

Oh, I do love a hearty veg soup.

Debbie said...

soup weather is almost here and this is a favorite of both mine and the hubs!!

Divers and Sundry said...

This looks delicious! It'd taste good on a chilly fall day.

Teresa said...

Una buena sopa, el invierno es ideal para ellas. Besitos.