Butterbean soup

Butterbean soup

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 brown onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

4 tomatoes, roughly chopped

3 stalks celery (including leaves), chopped

400g can butterbeans, drained, rinsed

3 cups Chicken stock (substitute with vegetarian stock for a vegetarian soup)

3 teaspoons rosemary leaves, chopped

100g green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced

½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Add celery (including leaves), butterbeans, stock and rosemary. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Add green beans to soup and simmer for 2 minutes or until beans are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with parsley.

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