Summer Bean & Basil Soup Recipe

Step 1

Drain the soaked beans & place in a soup pot. Cover with fresh water & bring to a boil. Cover & simmer for 1 hour. Drain well.

Step 2

Add the carrots, leeks & potatoes to the cooked beans. Cover with 5 pints of cold water, bring to a boil & simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add the zucchini, French beans & macaroni with the salt & pepper. Return to the boil & simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3

While the soup is cooking prepare the basil sauce. Mix the basil leaves & garlic in a blender. Gradually add the oil until you have a smooth paste. Servew separately with the hot soup. For a complete meal, serve with plenty of fresh home-made bread.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Haricot beans, soaked
  • 3md Carrots, sliced thinly
  • 3ea Leeks, sliced thinly
  • 3md Potatoes, diced
  • 3ea Zucchini, sliced thickly
  • 8oz French beans, chopped
  • 4oz Elbow macaroni
  • Salt & pepper
------------BASIL SAUCE-----------------
  • 4ea Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1oz Basil leaves
  • 1/4pt Olive oil

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