Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pasta kale and white bean soup (slimming world friendly)

Since coming back from holiday and being right back on the slimming world plan one thing thats really helping is taking my lunch into work. Unfortunately we don't have a microwave now so I invested in a food flask to take soups and stews to work so save money and stick to the plan too...everyones a winner :  )

I was having a look for soup recipes I could adapt and found this one it makes a really thick and hearty soup more like a stew really , made a few adjustments so it was slimming world friendly.

Pasta, kale and white bean soup

3 slices smoked lean back bacon (sliced)
1 onion (chopped)
3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp sage
2 tsp thyme
3 pints chicken stock
8oz small pasta like conchigliette (or break up some linguine or spaghetti )
1 can cannelini or haricot beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 bag chopped kale
salt and pepper
spray oil

Spray a large pan with spray oil , add the bacon and cook for a few minutes. Add the onion and cook for a few more minutes until the onion has softened. Add the carrots, garlic, tomato puree, thyme and 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and cook for a few more minutes. Add the chicken stock, bring to the boil then turn heat lower and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Add the pasta and simmer  for another8 minutes then add the beans and kale and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If its too thick just add some more water.

Syn free on extra easy ....Enjoy!!!
 

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