Green minestrone with tortellini

Green minestrone with tortellini

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 small leek, chopped
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    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
    Cabbage

    Cabbage

    ka-badge

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

  • 50g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

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

  • 1 lemon, zested
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 250g tortellini

Method

  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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Frantic Flapjack
5th Feb, 2019
4.05
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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