Springtime minestrone

Springtime minestrone

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This simple soup makes the most of Spring veg and will become a favourite standby for a quick lunch or supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
125
protein
8g
carbs
16g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
3g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 200g mixed green vegetables (we used asparagus, broad beans and spring onions)
  • 700ml hot vegetable stock
  • 140g cooked pasta (spaghetti works well, chopped into small pieces)
  • 215g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp green pesto

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Method

Place the green vegetables in a medium-size saucepan, then pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are cooked through, about 3 mins. Stir in the cooked pasta, beans and 1 tbsp of pesto. Warm through, then ladle into bowls and top each with another drizzle of pesto.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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witchfire's picture
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it's so light and tasty!

jane_gizmo's picture

tried this recipe on sunday for the first time and it was lovely on a cold day and and was made in no time,

kurkovpenguin's picture

I made this in January and it was very nice. I used a pack of green veg from Sainsbury's, it didn't have asparagus in it but I still really enjoyed the soup and its lightness. Next time will double the quantity as it proved very popular in my household.

fluffyjacq's picture

Pesto is made of parmesan cheese: Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano is an EU Protected Designation of Origin product and has to be made using calf rennet, so it’s definitely NOT suitable for vegetarians.

wildbluesun's picture
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Quick, simple and yummy.

lwedgwood's picture

This is a quick and easy meal, and tasty too! I added courgette and bok choi with some cheese on top. I also used vermicelli noodles as this is all I had in the cupboard. With this mishmash of pantry staples, I cooked up a delicious meal!

allie80's picture
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This was just so quick and easy but really tasty - I'll definitely do this again. I added some grated cheese on top but think it would have been just as delicious without.

dcjennin's picture
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I make this again and again it is absoulutely delicious, I mix and match green veg, but do love it with peas, broadbeans, asparagus and spring onions.

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