White Bean and Tomato Soup (Serves 4)
This is a delicious soup and very easy (and cheap) to make. Some grated Parmesan cheese and posh bread just rounds it off nicely.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion (sliced)
1 garlic clove (crushed
800g tinned chopped tomatoes
2x420g tins cannellini beans
1 tbsp tomato puree
600ml vegetable stock
15g fresh basil leaves (torn into bits)
1 tsp caster sugar
1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Fry the onions and garlic for about 8-10 minutes.
2. Stir in the tomatoes, puree and stock. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the cannellini beans and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil and sugar. Add seasoning to taste.