Tomato and cannelini bean soup

Tomato and cannelini bean soup

There’s no escaping it, soup weather is upon us! Personally, I love hearty steaming bowl of soup whilst listening to the rain outside and watching some 80s classic cartoons (tends to be The Racoons for us – anyone else?); it’s just a really nostalgic and comforting space to be in. And Heinz Tomato soup was always my favourite (and probably the only soup I’d eat in honesty). So I’ve put my own thoughtful and nutrient dense spin on the humble tomato soup to warm you up as the nights draw in.

Ingredients:

1 jar passatta

1 can cannelini beans

2 small onions

3 garlic cloves

2 bay leaves

1 handful basil

1 handful coriander

1 sprig oregano

2 sage leaves

1/2tsp paprika

salt and pepper to taste

500ml hot water/stock

Your preferred cooking oil

Directions:

  1. Gently heat oil in large saucepan.
  2. Finely dice the onion and garlic and add to the pan alongside the bay leaves, oregano, sage and paprika.
  3. Once onions and garlic have softened (you don’t want them browned) and the herbs and spices are releasing their aromas, add to the pan the passatta, cannelini beans and hot water or stock. Season to your liking
  4. Simmer for around 15 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, you can either serve it chunky or give it a blend to make the cannelini beans more “creamy”.
  6. Serve in a pretty bowl with a drizzle of olive oil – bread for dunking is of course optional.

 

Give this one a go and let me know how you enjoy your bowl – in front of the fire with a dog on your lap? Like us, watching cartoons from your childhood? Or maybe you like to take a flask out on your walk?



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