Thursday, 26 September 2013

Butter Beans and Vegetable Soup



This soup I made for dinner tonight is a meal in itself. Quite filling.



Ingredients

1 cup sliced leeks,
1 tbsp olive oil,
2 cups of boiled butter beans,
1 cup steamed green beans,
1 cup diced croquette,
1 cup deseeded tomato chunks,
1 litre vegetable stock,
Salt to taste,
Crushed black pepper to taste,
2 tsps basil pesto,
A handful of spaghetti strands

Method

Heat the olive oil and add the sliced leeks. Once they soften add the steamed green beans and diced croquette. Sauté for 5 minutes.

Next pour in the stock and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Fold in the tomatoes, butter beans and spaghetti strands (snapped into two pieces). Let it come to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Mix in the basil pesto and ladle into soup bowls.