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Hearty Minestrone

cook 30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 6 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200 g (7 oz) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 cm (1/2 in) dice
  • 4 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 1.5 litres (2 1/2 pints) vegetable stock
  • 400 g (13 oz) canned chopped tomatoes
  • 150 g (5 oz) short-shaped soup pasta
  • 400 g (13 oz) can cannellini beans, drained
  • 100 g (3 1/2 oz) baby spinach
  • salt and pepper
Directions
  • Whizz the carrots, onion and celery in a food processor until finely chopped.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the chopped vegetables, garlic, potatoes, tomato purée, stock, tomatoes and pasta. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 12–15 minutes.
  • Tip in the cannellini beans and the spinach for the final 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.
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