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My friend Kathy gave me this recipe, and it's great. Use a small soup pasta for best results.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 2 leeks, halved and sliced
  • 4 carrots, halved lengthways and sliced
  • 1 (400g) tin mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 50g pasta
  • a handful of flat leaved parsley, chopped
  • grated Parmesan to serve

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50min

  1. Fry the bacon in a large, non-stick pan (it will cook in its own fat) until golden, then add the leeks and carrots for about 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Tip the beans, stock, tomato puree and pasta and simmer until the pasta is cooked.
  3. Stir through the parsley and serve in bowls topped with grated parmesan.

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by CherylKing

This was amazing! Even my picky eaters ate it up and were asking for seconds. The one change we made was to double the beans, since after adding them it still looked like a vegetable and bacon soup, rather than a bean and bacon one. In the end it was superb. Oh, I did add some garlic powder (cause I always add some of that to my dishes) and a touch of salt, since the chicken stock I had on hand was low sodium, and upon tasting I felt it needed a little. Those two things are just basic stuff a good cook does! I will DEFINITELY make this recipe again.-30 May 2013(Review from this site AU | NZ)

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Recipe Summary

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 12 ounces), peeled, quartered lengthwise, and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound cooked turkey breast, or 1/2 of turkey reserved from Spice-Rubbed Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small head escarole (about 8 ounces), trimmed, leaves torn into bite-size pieces and washed well

In a large saucepan with a lid, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste.

Add sweet potato, tomatoes and their juice, broth, 1 cup water, and rosemary season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cover cook until potato is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

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I’ve made this soup with chickpeas a few times, but recently I made it with Cicerchie which are like a cousin of chickpeas, used in Italian cooking (Umbrian in particular), which I gather was on the edge of fading into extinction. Even though the taste is slightly different from chickpeas, the two can easily be swapped out for one another in this soup (and probably a whole lot of other recipes).

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In a large saucepan put the water, bullion, tomatoes, onion and basil.

Bring to a boil for 5 minutes and then let simmer for 5 more minutes.

Carefully using a stick blender in the pan, blend most of the tomatoes and onions. (If you don’t have a stick blender, be very careful when you use your blender with hot soup. A little at a time for the regular blender. HOT- so be very careful.)

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Add this to the blended tomato mixture. whisk, heat for 3 minutes or so.

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This is enough to serve two people.

This is about 195 mg sodium for the whole recipe. This does not include the Parmesan.


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  • 1 medium swede (500g/1lb prepared weight)
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium parsnip
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 litre (13⁄4 pints) hot vegetable stock
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • For the bread rolls
  • (makes 12):
  • 500g (1lb) plain, strong white bread flour
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 1 level tsp caster sugar
  • 7g sachet easy-blend dried yeast
  • 150ml (1⁄4 pint) semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds

Start Cooking

Prepare the Vegetable Soup

Heat one tablespoon oil in a pot on medium heat. Add onion and a sprinkle of salt and sauté for about eight minutes or until softened.

Add chopped fennel and sauté another five minutes. Then add garlic and salt and sauté for two minutes.

Add all the chopped veggies besides the mushrooms and chickpeas.

Add six to seven cups of water or enough to cover an inch above the vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally.

In a separate frying pan, heat one tablespoon of oil and sauté the sliced mushrooms. Once the soup is cooked, add the mushrooms and chickpeas. Cook an additional 15 minutes.

Add salt or pepper to taste. If soup is too thick, add a little boiling water. If soup is too thin, simmer uncovered for a few minutes to thicken.

Enjoy this soup with some eggs or fish and avocado for a light but filling meal.

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