Winter Soup

A thick vegetable soup which is a delicious meal in itself. Serve the soup with thin shavings of Parmesan and warm ciabatta bread.


A thick vegetable soup which is a delicious meal in itself. Serve the soup with thin shavings of Parmesan and warm ciabatta bread.

Preparation Time: 10 mins. Cooking Time: 20 mins. Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion thinly sliced

2 zucchini, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

14 oz. can chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 bay leaf

3 3/4 cups vegetable stock

14 oz. can garbanzo beans

8 oz spinach

1 oz Parmesan cheese, thinly shaved

salt and pepper

crusty bread, to serve

Directions:

1.Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the sliced onions and zucchini and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.

  1. Add the garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaf, vegetable stock, and garbanzo beans. Bring to boil, lower the heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

  2. Shred the spinach finely, add to the soup, and boil for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Remove the bay leaf. Pour into a soup tureen and sprinkle over the Parmesan. Serve with crusty bread.