Turkey minestrone

Turkey minestrone

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6

A warm and comforting turkey soup recipe to put your Christmas leftovers to good use. Easy to prepare and low fat, this soup is a perfect post-Christmas pick me up

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal345
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre8g
  • protein36g
  • salt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
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  • 100g smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
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  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 300g celeriac (or any other root veg), cut into cubes
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  • 200g potato, cut into cubes
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  • 400g can borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ l chicken stock or turkey stock, (fresh is best)
  • 350g cooked turkey
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  • 100g orzo
  • 75g curly kale, shredded

Method

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a large saucepan. Add the bacon and fry over a medium-to-high heat for 4-5 mins or until golden, then set aside.

  2. Put the remaining oil, the onion, carrot, celery and a pinch of salt in the pan. Cook gently over a low heat for 8-10 mins, stirring occasionally, until the veg is soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and herbs, and cook for 2 mins more

  3. Tip in the celeriac, potato, borlotti beans and chicken stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 mins. Add the cooked turkey, orzo and the bacon, and cook for 10 mins.

  4. Just before serving, tip in the kale, give everything a good stir and return to the heat for about 2 mins or until the kale has wilted.

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