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    Autumn minestrone

    This recipe comprises 2 of your 5 a day, uses seasonal vegetables and at just £1.15 per serving.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 2 essential Waitrose Tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 essential Waitrose Courgette, diced
    • One third Savoy cabbage, shredded
    • 410g tin essential Waitrose Borlotti Beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    • 1 essential Waitrose Onion, finely chopped
    • 1 Clove garlic, crushed
    • 70g Waitrose Farm Assured Cubetti Di Pancetta
    • 2 essential Waitrose Carrots, peeled and diced
    • 250g essential Waitrose Celeriac, peeled and diced


    1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil, then add the onion, garlic, pancetta, carrots and celeriac, and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes until soft but not browned.
    2. Add the tomatoes and courgette and cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in the cabbage and beans, and add 1,250ml of water. Season and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Check seasoning and serve in warm, deep soup bowls.

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    Cook's tips

    Serve the classic Italian way with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a spoonful of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano, or stir in a tsp of pesto to each serving.

    Drinks recommendation

    The flavours in this soup are prominent without being heavy. Choose a sophisticated and organic rosé with plenty of juicy fruit. Bonterra Rosé 2007/08 Mendocino California, USA


    Average user rating

    4 stars