Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins – 30 mins
Low-fat and warming, this bean and vegetable soup makes a healthy lunch or dinner – for even more nutrients, top with sliced almonds
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp coarsely grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, sliced
½ tsp ground nutmeg
850ml vegetable stock
500g carrot (preferably organic), sliced
400g can cannellini beans (no need to drain)
4 tbsp almonds in their skins, cut into slivers
sprinkle of nutmeg
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, ginger and garlic, and fry for 5 mins until starting to soften. Stir in the nutmeg and cook for 1 min more.
Pour in the stock, add the carrots, beans and their liquid, then cover and simmer for 20-25 mins until the carrots are tender.
Scoop a third of the mixture into a bowl and blitz the remainder with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. Return everything to the pan and heat until bubbling. Serve topped with the almonds and nutmeg.
Recipe by Sara Buenfeld
Source: BBC Food