Summer minestrone with lentils & quinoa


125g essential Waitrose Smoked Streaky Bacon, diced
2 x 400g cans Waitrose Chopped Italian Tomatoes With Basil
1 tsp caster sugar
160g pack Waitrose Popped Garden Peas
75g essential Waitrose Orzo pasta
250g pack Waitrose Puy Lentils & Quinoa
50g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated, plus extra
to sprinkle



1. Heat a large saucepan and fry the bacon for
5 minutes until cooked and beginning to crisp. Add the tomatoes, sugar, garden peas and 2 emptied cans full of water. Bring to the
boil then add the orzo pasta. Cover and cook gently for 12-15 minutes until tender.

2. Stir in the lentil mix and cheese and heat through gently for 5 minutes. Season to taste and ladle into bowls. Serve with extra cheese and a green salad. 

  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,588kJ
Fat 13.8g
Saturated Fat 5.4g
Carbohydrate 41.9g
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 21.5g
Salt 1.4g
Fibre 6.3g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Jul 13 10:08:00 BST 2017.