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Courgette, Bean & Bacon Soup With Ciabatta

Courgette, Bean & Bacon Soup With Ciabatta

Rating
4rating out of 5

(121 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Italian

Packed with kale, courgette and cannellini beans and topped with crispy bacon pieces and homemade basil 'pistou' (a French-style basil, garlic & oil pesto), this simple soup is packed with both lots of veg and lots of flavour. You'll serve it with warmed crusty ciabatta on the side for extra satisfaction.

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-onion
1 red onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Courgette
1 courgette
Cheddar-cheese
40g mature cheddar †
basil 3.18
5g basil
smoked-streaky-bacon
90g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
Kale
80g shredded kale
Cannellini-beans
1 can of cannellini beans
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
Ciabatta new
2 ciabatta rolls
You Will Need
Pestle & mortar, olive oil, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 courgette
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 5g basil
  • 90g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
  • 80g shredded kale
  • 1 can of cannellini beans
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 ciabatta roll
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 547 kJ
130 kcal
2603 kJ
619 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3.8 g
1.8 g
18.1 g
8.7 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.5 g
1.3 g
69 g
6.1 g
Fibre 3.9 g 18.7 g
Protein 7.8 g 37 g
Salt 1.12 g 5.32 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 courgette
courgette
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
5g basil
basil (100%)
90g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
pork belly (97%), salt, preservative: sodium nitrite
80g shredded kale
kale(100%)
1 can of cannellini beans
cannellini beans, water, salt, ascorbic acid, calcium chloride
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 ciabatta roll
wheat flour (gluten) 52% (with calcium, iron, niacin, thiamin), water, wholemeal wheat flour (gluten), rye flour (gluten), salt, fresh yeast
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the bacon and cook for 2 min on each side or until crispy

Remove the bacon from the pan, roughly chop into small pieces and set aside – this is your bacon topping

2 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Boil a kettle

Peel and chop the red onion[s]

Trim, then dice the courgette[s]

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

3 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Heat a large pot with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 min or until softened

Add the chopped courgette with half the chopped garlic (save the rest for later!) and cook for 2 min further

4 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 700ml [1.3L] boiled water

Add the chicken stock, cannellini beans and kale to the pan and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 min – this is your vegetable & bean soup

5 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Meanwhile, add the basil leaves to a pestle & mortar with the remaining garlic (Don't like raw garlic? Go easy!) and grind to a smooth paste

Add 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] olive oil and give it a good mix up

Tip: if you don't have a pestle & mortar, chop the basil leaves very finely and mix with olive oil

6 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Grate the cheddar cheese

Add the grated cheese to the basil paste and give everything a good mix up – this is your pistou

7 Vegetable & Bean Soup With Crispy Bacon

Add the ciabatta rollto a baking tray and put the tray in the oven for 5 min or until warmed through

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Serve the vegetable & bean soup with a spoonful of the pistou, topped with the crispy bacon and the ciabatta rolls on the side

Enjoy!

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