With winter here this soup is a great lunch or entrée option that is quick, easy and best of all is cheap but wont make you look like a cheap bastard!
Pancetta can be substituted with bacon and any leftovers are easily frozen and great as a take to work lunch. Serve soup with a crusty, warm bread.
Dish time: 20mins
Serves: 2 generous servings
Tip: Freeze, then microwave for an easy meal
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 celery sticks
- ½ 1 leek (optional)
- 4 rashers of pancetta or bacon
- Pepper to season
- 2 cans whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 can cannellini beans
- 4 tablespoons natural yoghurt
- 2 rashers of pancetta or bacon
- Small piece of celery
- Crush garlic, thinly slice onion, celery, leek (optional) and cut bacon in pieces.
- Heat olive oil in medium size pot and cook the above ingredients over a medium heat until vegetables are tender.
- Season with black pepper.
- Pour 2 x cans tomatoes including their juice into blender and whiz for few seconds until frothy and almost smooth.
- Add tomato to pan, then cannellini beans and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
- Fry pancetta pieces until crispy.
- Use peeler to make celery shavings.
- Spoon soup into big bowls
- Top with 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt on each dish
- Sprinkle with crispy pancetta pieces and celery shavings
- Enjoy with warm crusty bread
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 leek (optional)
- 3 stalks celery (you may have to buy a ‘half’ celery)
- Olive oil
- 1 x packet pancetta or shoulder bacon (6 rashers)
- 2 x cans whole peeled tomatoes in juice
- 1 x can cannellini beans
- Small carton natural yoghurt
Images and recipe copyright of Kristy Austin.
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