Sausage and bean soup with pesto
- October 2012
- Serves 2
- Hands-on time 20 min
Hearty soups don’t need to take hours – this easy recipe combines pesto, beans and sausages for a meal that’s ready in only twenty minutes.
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
- 1 onion, finely sliced
- 4 Tesco Finest Pork Toulouse Style Sausages, or similar
- 400g can haricot beans, drained and rinsed
- 500ml good-quality chicken or vegetable stock
- 100g spinach
- 130g tub Tesco Finest Pesto With Fresh Basil, or similar
- 1 lemon to squeeze
- Set a deep frying pan over a medium heat and heat the oil. Add the onion and cook for 8-10 minutes until soft and translucent. Squeeze the meat out of the sausage skins and shape into about 12 bite-size balls. Turn up the heat, add the meatballs to the pan with the onion and cook until beginning to brown and crisp.
- Add the beans, stir well, then add the stock and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for another 10 minutes, then add the spinach and season well.
- Remove the soup from the heat, divide between bowls, then top with a good dollop of pesto, a squeeze of lemon juice and an extra drizzle of the olive oil. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.
Next time, Make the soup with a different type of sausage or replace with crispy rashers of smoked bacon
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