TUSCAN BEAN SOUP | Good Hemp
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TUSCAN BEAN SOUP

This is a rustic Italian Tuscan Bean Soup filled with delicious vegetables and hearty beans. The Good Oil adds a great nuttiness and richness to the soup, freshened up right at the end by the addition of fragrant pesto.

  • Serves 4
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Vegetarian, gluten free, nut free

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp Good Hemp Oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 fat clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can of mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 600ml well flavoured vegetable stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh green pesto to serve

Method:

1. Heat the Good Oil in a large non-stick saucepan and sauté the onion for about 5minutes or until soft. Stir in the garlic, carrot, celery and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

3. Place half of the vegetable mixture into a food processor and blend until smooth, then return to the pan.

4. Add the beans, and simmer for a further 10 mins or until the beans have been heated through. Spoon into bowl and garnish with a spoonful of fresh pesto.

Calories: 211     Protein: 8g     Carbs: 23g     Fat: 10g     Saturates: 1g    Fibre: 7.5g      Sugar: 10g     Salt: 1.1g