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Vegetable & pasta soup


  • Place the stock, thyme, bay leaf, seasonings and garlic in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Mix well and bring to the boil. Then add the celery, leek, sweet potato, carrots, tomatoes and pasta. Mix well, cover and cook for about 25 mins until tender.  
  • Add the zucchini, peas and basil to the soup. Mix well, check for seasoning and cook for about another 2 mins.
  • To serve, place the bread in individual flat soup bowls, spoon plenty of the soup over the top and sprinkle with parmesan.


  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 large leek, halved & sliced
  • 1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled & cubed
  • 4-5 baby carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 1 punnet large cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 200-300 gm any small pasta
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 6 basil leaves, torn
  • 4 thick slices country-style bread
  • freshly grated parmesan

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