Vegetable And White Bean Soup

Vegetable and White Bean Soup

Inspired by the classic minestrone, this vegetable and white bean soup is just as hearty and filling too!


1 tbsp olive oil

2 carrots, finely chopped

2 stalks celery, trimmed, sliced

1 swede, peeled, finely chopped

1 leek, trimmed, washed, thinly sliced

1 rasher rindless bacon, finely sliced (optional)

4 cups salt-reduced chicken stock

1 cup water

400 g can diced tomatoes

²/³ cup soup mix, rinsed

400 g can cannellini beans, drained

100 g green beans, trimmed, chopped

Grated Parmesan, parsley leaves to serve


1In a large saucepan, heat oil on high. Saute carrot, celery, swede, leek and bacon, 4 to 5 mins, until leek is tender.

2Add stock, water, tomatoes and soup mix. Bring to boil. Simmer on low, covered, 30 to 35 mins, until grains and legumes are tender.

3Stir in beans and simmer, uncovered, a further 4 to 5 mins. Season to taste. Serve topped with Parmesan and parsley.