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Simple broccoli and white bean soup

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle



• Glug olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 clove garlic, sliced
• 2 sticks celery, chopped
• 400g broccoli, broken into florets
• About 4 cups (1 litre) chicken or vegetable stock
• 2 x 410g cans cannellini beans, drained
• Salt and milled pepper

Parmesan crisps:

• Parmesan cheese, grated

Preparation method


  1. Heat a generous glug of oil in a large pot, and fry onion until glossy.
  2. Add garlic and celery, and fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli, stock and beans. Cook until broccoli is tender but still green.
  4. Season then blitz in a food processor.
  5. Serve with parmesan crisps or crispy fried bacon bits.

Parmesan crisps:

  1. Arrange circles of grated parmesan on a non-stick baking tray.
  2. Grill until bubbly and slightly browned.
  3. Remove, and cool to crisp.