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Minestrone Soup

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Easy to make, comforting to eat, and healthy to boot, this soup is sure to hit the spot.

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Ingredients

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150g can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200g Streaky bacon cut into lardons
  • 1 small courgette, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 1 good pinch of dried oregano
  • 50g spaghetti
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • Crusty bread

Method

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the bacon lardons, onion and oregano and fry for 5 mins until the bacon is cooked.

Add the celery and courgette and fry for a further 2 mins.

Add the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock and cannellini beans.

Bring to the boil and then add the spaghetti, breaking it into short strands as it is added. Simmer for a further 10 mins or until spaghetti is tender.

Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.

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