Summer minestrone
Waitrose and Partners

Summer minestrone

This hearty soup is perfect for summer and is packed with vegetables and is served with Parmigiano Reggiano, olive oil, fresh basil and crusty bread.

    • Serves6
    • CourseStarter
    • Prepare15 mins
    • Cook25 mins
    • Total time40 mins


    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve
    • 1 small onion, finely diced
    • 1 leek, finely diced
    • 1 Celery Stick, finely diced
    • 100g frozen baby broad beans
    • 2 courgettes, diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 500ml chicken or vegetable stock
    • 200g asparagus tips, halved
    • 75g frozen peas
    • 400g borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
    • 4 tbsp fresh green pesto with basil
    • Finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano, to serve
    • 1 handful basil leaves, to serve
    • Crusty bread, to serve