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Minestrone Soup

Gluten-free    No-added-salt    Vegetarian    No-added-egg




  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot (50g) peeled and diced
  • 1/3 small stick celery (20g) diced
  • 1/2 a 400g can of plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 500 ml unsalted chicken or vegetable stock
  • 50 g baby pasta
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • 60 g frozen peas

Optional: freshly grated parmesan for serving

Stove or oven method:

Saute the onion and garlic gently in olive oil for 5 minutes.

Add the carrot and celery and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, stock, pasta, bay leaf and thyme.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 6 minutes.

Add the peas, bring back to the simmer and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf.

Serve with some grated parmesan.​​​​

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