Soup with string beans, garlic and bacon

Ingredients

200g thinly sliced bacon, cut into small strips
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
500 g young, green string beans, cut in half
1 large carrot cut into thin slices
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
200g canned chopped tomatoes
1 tbs tomato paste
A good pinch of dried thyme
A good pinch of dried basil
1 l chicken or vegetable stock from 2 cubes
A pinch of sugar
ΒΌ tsp pepper
A handful of small sized pasta
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Preparation

1
Fry the slices of bacon with the onion until tender and transparent, stirring often. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
2
Add the sliced carrots, chopped celery and the tomatoes. Stir and cover. Simmer over low heat until the vegetables begin to become tender.
3
Add tomato paste and herbs. Mix well.
4
Add the stock, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
5
Season with sugar and pepper.
6
Simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7
Add pasta and cook until al dente.
8
Garnish soup with grated Parmesan and serve immediately.

 



About

Hearty and flavorful.

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:16pm

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