Pasta and Bean Soup
This dish has its origins from the Mediterranean realm. It is a type of pot meal dish that can become the perfect go-to option on a chilly winter evening. This wholesome soup goes well with simple bread or garlic bread and a little bit of cheese. It is also ideal for people who are on the lookout for low fat recipes that are quick to conjure. Also, its as kid-approved as it can get.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|6 People||10-15 Minutes||20-25 Minutes|
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups onions, chopped
- 2/3 cup carrot, chopped
- 2/3 cup celery, chopped
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups white beans, cooked (3/4 cup cooking liquid should be reserved)
- 1 large tomato, seeded, finely chopped
- 1 cup small pasta (such as farfalline or macaroni)
- 1/3 cup spring onions, chopped
Add about 2 tbsps of olive oil in heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
Add the chopped onions, carrot, and celery and sauté for 10-12 minutes or until all vegetables are soft.
Add 4 of cups water, cooked beans with the reserved cooking liquid and tomato. Bring to a simmer over low heat.
Reduce flame to low and let the soup simmer for 20 – 25 mins to let the flavours blend. Keep stirring occasionally.
Mix in pasta and bring it to a boil. Cook until pasta becomes just tender but still firm to bite.
Add more water to the soup, if you feel that the soup turns out to be a little thick. Ideally, this soup should have a runny consistency.
Keep the soup for about 10 – 15 min and lastly season with salt and pepper.
Pour soup into bowls and sprinkle chopped onion greens.
Serve hot with toasted bread pieces.