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Hearty minestrone soup

Hearty minestrone soup

Servings 5 persons
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes

Ingredients
  • 800 millilitres of chicken or vegetable stock, preferably organic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon or pancetta, chopped
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 2 small red onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 sticks of celery, trimmed
  • ½ of a fennel bulb
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked and stalks finely chopped
  • 2 x 400 grams of tins plum tomatoes
  • 125 millilitres of red wine
  • 2 small courgettes, quartered and sliced
  • 200g spinach, washed
  • 400 grams of cannellini or borlotti beans (tin), drained
  • 50 grams of mini pasta shapes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 grams of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
  • extra virgin olive oil
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