Tuscan white bean soup

Tuscan white bean soup

This simple, satisfying dish is ideal when you've got cooked meat to use up.

By , 21 September 2015
Tuscan white bean soup
  • Ready in: 35 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.25 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 403g serving contains
  • Fat 12.5
    18%
  • Sat Fat 4
    20%
  • Sugar 7.7
    9%
  • Salt 1.61
    27%
  • Cals 302
    15%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 314kJ/75kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 2 x 300g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 200g leftover ham, torn into pieces
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
  • Crusty bread, to serve
Method
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan and cook the onion and carrots for 5 minutes until soft.

  • Add the garlic and herbs and cook over a low heat for 1 minute. Pour in the stock and add the beans. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and ham, and cook for 5 minutes more.

  • Scatter on the parsley, if using, and season with black pepper. Serve with bread.