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Minestrone Soup – serves 4


  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 celery stalk sliced
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • 65g green lentils
  • 100g pasta of your choice
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 ltr veg stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 4 large handfuls of spinach




  • Saute onions in a tbls olive oil in a large pot for a few minutes on low heat. Add garlic and cook for another few minutes until onions are soft. 
  • Add the celery, carrot, oregano and chilli flakes. Cook, stirring frequently for 5 min.. Add a pinch of salt, some black pepper and ½ tsp sugar (this helps draw the sweetness of the carrots). 
  • Add 2 Tbsp tomato paste, 1 ltr of veg stock and the tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • Stir and add the green lentils. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 min, taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary. 
  • I cook the pasta separately in a pan of boiling water and salt and then discard the pasta water.
  • Add the cooked pasta and the chopped parsley to the soup.
  • To serve, put a large handful of washed spinach in the bowl and then add a few ladles of the soup. Let it sit for a few min to wilt the spinach. 
  • Mix together and enjoy!

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