Green minestrone with tortellini

Green minestrone with tortellini

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Add tortellini to this green minestrone soup with leeks, spring veg and peas for a filling lunch or supper. It's a healthy, low calorie choice on cold nights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal231
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre7g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 2 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 small leek, chopped



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1l good-quality chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100g shredded spring veg or cabbage



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 50g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 lemon, zested



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 250g tortellini


  1. Heat the olive or rapeseed oil in a large pan. Add the onion, leek and celery stick. Cook for 8-10 mins until softened, then stir in the garlic and bay leaves. Pour in the chicken or vegetable stock, then cover and simmer for 10 mins. Add the spring veg or cabbage, peas, lemon zest and tortellini (spinach tortellini works well). Cover and cook for another 3 mins, season well and ladle into bowls.

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4th May, 2020
This recipe is so yummy and fresh. Very filling and satisfying. I added mint and basil leaves to the dish and lots of lemon zest, which really balances out the flavours from the green ingredients. I also added courgette because I had some to use, it went really well.
20th Feb, 2020
Really nice, easy and filling meal. I didn’t use the lemon and it was still lovely.
Frantic Flapjack
5th Feb, 2019
Really good, light soup. I used 150g spinach instead of the cabbage. The lemon zest gave it a lovely fresh taste.
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