All-in-one chunky winter broth

All-in-one chunky winter broth

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(21 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A wholesome broth that takes just 20 minutes to warm you up in winter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal219
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre12g
  • protein16g
  • salt3.61g
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2litres/3½ pints vegetable stock
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 x 420g/15oz cans mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 175g spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 1 tbsp roasted red pepper pesto
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

Method

  1. Tip the canned tomatoes into a saucepan along with the stock, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and throw in the carrots. Gently simmer the soup until the carrots are cooked, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in the pulses and spinach and heat until the spinach has wilted. Spoon in the pesto and gently mix into the soup. Serve with some crusty bread.

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cupcakefa1ry
26th Oct, 2011
4.05
Loved this recipe. I added lentils and chopped quorn sausages to thicken it up as before the consistency was too watery and also chilli flakes to give it a bit of a kick. It makes a perfect filling lunch for work and I got 6 good sized tupperware's out of this recipe. Will definitely be making it again once I finally eat it all!
elsiepac
13th Oct, 2011
2.05
Firstly, I amended the recipe by adding 2 leeks as I had them lying around... Secondly, i used tomato and chilli pesto instead of roasted red pepper, no particular reason, just fancied it!... Thirdly, I used 1 litre of veg stock and found it still has a fairly watery consistency, so I'm REALLY glad I didn't use two litres, that would have been ridiculous!... On the whole, an ok recipe and nice idea to add the pesto for flavour, but certainly not one of the better ones on here.
bethocallaghan
16th Dec, 2010
3.05
Not bad - though a little bland and made better by a little chilli.
auntynicky
3rd Dec, 2009
4.05
The limitations of my local shops and cookware meant that I used only 600g of mixed beans and 2 pints of veg stock - I couldn't physically get any more stock in my largest pan, and it's just as well or it would have been quite watery! I also used sundried red tomato pesto (and popped in three teaspoonfuls - I like pesto), and probably had the soup on on the hob a good 10 mins longer than noted. I did enjoy this however, but will definitely try out adding sausages next time!
sam1thorpe
27th Nov, 2008
A masterpiece! far nicer than we expected and very filling
wildwoman66
29th Jul, 2008
I thought this needed something extra so I aded some small pasta shells to it which made a big difference and after reading PoshPaws comments I am going to grill some sausages and add them the whats left.
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poshpause
27th Jun, 2008
3.05
Oops, forgot to rate it. I'd have given it more, if I hadn't have had to tweak it so in order to make it palatable.
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poshpause
27th Jun, 2008
3.05
Having had this for dinner tonight, I can understand Mark's comments. However, I did a bit of tweaking and it turned out extremely well. First of all, I assembled the whole thing in the slow cooker and left it for about 5 hours, so there's your first difference. Secondly, I included two large Cumberland sausages that I'd pan-fried to reduce the fat loading and to brown them. The flavours weren't really gelling together, so to encourage them, I added a few shots of Worcester Sauce and some tomato ketchup which did the trick. Oh, and two green chillis - chopped and de-seeded. Definitely a do-again!
marktheblue
26th Mar, 2008
It dosn't taste as good as it sounds. you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what tomatoes and carrots taste like ! Not very mmmm
karinaya
17th Jan, 2008
5.05
The whole family loves this recipe, it's really tasty and healthy too :o) sometimes I add some sausage to make it a meaty dish but the best thing i have found is to get italian mixed beans (do not drain and rinse!!)and chopped tomatoes with herbs both from teco and both add stunning flavour to this dish. Hope you enjoy it as much as me and my family do

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