I make a couple of soups at the beginning of each week and then keep them in the fridge. They make a cheap, healthy and nutritious lunch. Plus nice and warming in cold weather
I was working at home today and had no soup so I needed a super fast easy to make recipe.
Chop all of the vegetables to a fine dice or if like me you are short of time pulse them in a food processor
Add to a pan along with the garlic finely sliced or crushed. You can sauté these first in a little olive oil but I didn't have time today
Add two tins of chopped tomatoes (you can also add 2 tbsps of tomato purée but I didn't have any)
A one tin of mixed beans, drained
Add a stock cube. I like beef with tomato as it has a deep flavour but you can add vegetable or chicken.
Now you can decide whether to make it with Moroccan or Italian flavours. I chose Moroccan so I added 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1/2 tsp ground coriander. If Italian add a bay leaf. Season.
Add one can of water and stir. Cook for about 30 mins stirring occasionally
As I went with Moroccan flavours I added some green olives. If you want Italian flavours add some fresh or frozen basil
Serve immediately or cool and store in the fridge in an air tight container
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- 3 sticks of celery
- 2 onions
- 3 carrots
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 1 tin of mixed beans
- 1 stock cube
- Spices or herbs