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Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup
HEARTY TUSCAN BEAN SOUP
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
2 tbsp olive oil
1 celery stick, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
700ml/1pt vegetable stock
400g can cannellini beans in water, drained
400g can borlotti beans in water, drained
Rosemary and thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
140g/5oz cooked ham, shredded
8 rashers prosciutto or streaky bacon, fried or grilled
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO…………..
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, then add the chopped vegetables and some salt and pepper.
Cook very gently for ten minutes until softened but not coloured.
Add the stock, beans, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf.Bring to the boil, then simmer for ten minutes.
Lift out the herbs then, using a stick blender, whizz to a roughly chunky but creamy soup.Stir in the ham and bring to a simmer.
Serve garnished with a few crisp bacon rashers and a swirl of olive oil.