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    Summer minestrone with lentils & quinoa

    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    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. 

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