Quick recipe finder Bacon and white bean soup
This hearty soup can be whipped together in minutes and is a great way to use white beans from your store cupboard.
For this recipe you will need a blender or a food processor.
With a GI of 48 this meal is high protein, low GI and provides 189 kcal per portion.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 lean smoked bacon rashers, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 850ml/1½ pints vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the bacon, garlic and onion and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the bacon begins to brown and the onion softens.
Add the thyme and fry for a further minute. Add the beans and stock to the pan and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and blend with the parsley and pepper until smooth.
Return the soup to the pan and heat through, then ladle into 4 bowls and serve immediately.
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