In Scotland at this time of year it’s really cold! We all just want to eat something warming at lunch time or for a quick dinner with very minimal effort involved. A spicy soup with a good dose of protein (from the beans) warms your cockles and is super speedy to prepare. Serve with our fabby biscotti recipe for a satisfying meal.
2 red onions
3 cloves garlic
2 carrots, chopped into 1-2cm slices
a small bunch of kale or spring greens
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 small red chilli or larger chilli of medium heat
2 tblsps tomato purée
chopped fresh rosemary and thyme or dried oregano
250g borlotti beans, cooked
1. Fry the onion and garlic in a couple of tblsps of olive oil in a large pan for about 5 minutes on a low heat. They should become soft as you stir them round.
2. Add the carrots, chopped tomatoes, chilli, tomato purée, herbs and beans. Stir the whole mixture round for a minute or so and then add the hot stock. You probably need about a litre or so – judge how thick you want the soup to be!
3. Cook for 15-20 minutes before adding the kale and cooking for a further 5 minutes. Serve hot!