Springtime minestrone

This simple soup makes the most of Spring veg and will become a favourite standby for a quick lunch or supper

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 125
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 16g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 200g mixed green vegetables (we used asparagus, broad beans and spring onions)
  • 700ml hot vegetable stock
  • 140g cooked pasta (spaghetti works well, chopped into small pieces)
  • 215g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp green pesto


  1. Place the green vegetables in a medium-size saucepan, then pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are cooked through, about 3 mins. Stir in the cooked pasta, beans and 1 tbsp of pesto. Warm through, then ladle into bowls and top each with another drizzle of pesto.

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