Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

I haven’t made this for ages. Now I wish I’d made it sooner, DD1(3.3 & increasingly fussy) – liked it, well apart from the celery, which she just left in her bowl!

Update Jan 2013: Both DD1 (4.3) & DD2 (1.9) loved this today, although I think I need to add more beans – they were both demanding more!

Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g leeks – finely chopped
  • 200g carrots – diced
  • 2 celery sticks – diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 850ml low salt veg stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tin cannellini beans
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped

To serve:

  • naice bread


  1. soften the leeks, carrots & celery in the oil & a splash of water for about 5 mins
  2. add the garlic & thyme, and cook for another 2 mins
  3. add the tomato puree, stir & cook for a minute
  4. pour in the stock, stir in the tomatoes & bring to the boil
  5. simmer for 10-15mins or until veg is tender
  6. add the beans & parsley, and cook for another 5 mins
Slow cooker instructions:
  1. put everything in the slow cooker apart from the stock, tomatoes & tomato puree.
  2. push it all down with the back of a spoon
  3. mix the tomato puree up with the stock & pour over
  4. spread the tomatoes over the top
  5. I cooked this on high for 6hrs & it was perfect

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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Posted in Main Meal, Slow Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian

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