Tuscan Bean Soup

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Another soup that reminds me of my Mum. Maybe it is the thyme or maybe it is the nourishing feeling these warming soups give me…. anyone else feel that? I am also loving that you can stick these easy soups into flasks for the lunch boxes for kids in winter! Easy and healthy and helps me have a break from the stock standard choices!


2 tablespoons olive oil

3 garlic cloves, chopped

2 leeks, chopped

4-5 potatoes, peeled and diced or roughly chopped

1 can cannelloni beans ( or made from scratch even better!)

1 litre of vegetable stock

4 big leaves of Tuscan kale roughly chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons of thyme, fresh or dried.


In a large saucepan, on medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic and leek. Cook for 3 minutes, letting the leek wilt, stirring now and then so not to burn.

Add the potatoes, beans, stock and thyme. Cook for 15 minutes. Add the kale for the last 5 minutes.

Serve hot with salt and pepper to taste.

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Soups, Mainsgemma davis