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Summer minestrone

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Summer minestrone

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium leek, thinly sliced
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, tied together
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large red-skin potatoes, chopped
  • 1,9ℓ vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 bunch asparagus, sliced
  • 425g cooked haricot beans (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • ½ tsp pepper

Recipe Directions

  1. In an 8ℓ pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil on medium. Add 2 medium carrots, chopped; 1 medium leek, thinly sliced; 8 sprigs fresh thyme, tied together; and ¼ tsp salt. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring.
  2. Add 3 large red-skin potatoes, chopped, and 1,9ℓ vegetable or chicken stock. Partially cover and heat to boiling on high; reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add 1 bunch asparagus, sliced; simmer for 3 minutes or until tender. Discard thyme.
  5. Stir in 425g cooked haricot beans (optional); 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill; ¼ tsp salt; and ½ tsp pepper.
  6. GH HACK: Slice asparagus in seconds: leaving stalks rubber-banded together, trim ends and cut through the bunch with a few strokes. 
  7. EACH SERVING: About 1 380kJ, 7g protein, 62g carbohydrate, 7g fat (1g saturated), 7g fibre.

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