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    Hearty bean & greens soup

    • Low Fat
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 17 minutes to 18 minutes
    • Total time: 27 minutes to 28 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    1 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp
    400g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Soffritto Mix
    2 rashers smoked back bacon, trimmed of fat, roughly chopped
    ½ small swede, peeled and cut into 1cm chunks
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves chopped
    400g can borlotti beans, rinsed and drained
    800ml very low salt vegetable stock (using 1 Kallo Very Low Salt cube)
    ½ Savoy cabbage, thinly shredded
    25g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
    Crusty bread, to serve


    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then add the soffritto, bacon and swede. Stir to coat, then cover the pan and sweat the vegetables gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened. Add the garlic and rosemary, cook for a further minute, then tip in the beans and stock and bring to a simmer.

    2. Bubble the soup for 5 minutes, then mash the beans and veg a little using a potato masher – this will add a little body to the broth. Stir in the cabbage and return to the boil for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Stir in half of the cheese, season to taste, then serve in bowls, topped with the remaining grated cheese.

    Cook’s tip Save time chopping and preparing vegetables for homemade soup by using a 400g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Minestrone And Bean Soup Mix.

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