COURGETTE, GREEN PEA AND BASIL PESTO SOUP

Courgette, Green Pea and Basil Pesto Soup

A good dose of healthy vegetables makes this quick-cooking soup a winner! A tasty soup, will make you feel really healthy. It is light in the eating, not a thick, heavy broth.
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 500 g courgettes, cut into four and chopped
  • 300 g frozen peas
  • 1 x 410 g tin butter beans, drained
  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock
  • 30 ml basil pesto

Method:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil, and sauté onions until translucent.
  2.  Add in courgettes and cook for 3 – 4 minutes until beginning to soften.
  3.  Add peas, butter beans and vegetable stock.
  4.  Cook for a further 5 – 10 minutes, until vegetables have softened; stir in pesto.
  5.  Serve with grilled ciabatta toast.

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