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Pumpkin & Butter Bean Broth

Pumpkin & Butter Bean Broth

This hearty, healthy broth is a great way to use up pumpkin and other veg such as courgettes and carrots.....

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes

Ingredients

    • 2 Knorr Vegetable Stock Pots
    • 2tbsps olive oil
    • 2 small onions, peeled and finely chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
    • 6 small carrots, peeled and finely chopped
    • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
    • 2tbsps tomato puree (optional)
    • 2 x 420g tins of butterbeans in water, drained
    • 500g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into chunks
    • 2 courgettes or 6–8 baby courgettes, cut into chunks
    • 1tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • Method

    1. First, make the stock. Dissolve the Knorr Vegetable Stock Pots in 1.2 ltr of boiling water, stirring until thoroughly dissolved. Place the Knorr Vegetable Stock   in a large saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer.

    2. In a separate large heavy-based saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add in the onion and garlic and fry for 1–2 minutes over a high heat, stirring constantly so that they soften but don’t brown at all.

    3. Add in the carrot and celery and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add in the tomato puree – this will give the soup a great colour – and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly to mix in well.

    4. Bring the simmering Knorr Vegetable Stock to the boil and add to the onion mixture. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

    5. Add in the drained butterbeans and simmer for 10 minutes, then add in the pumpkin or butternut squash, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

    6. Add in courgettes and thyme, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 more minutes. Adding fresh thyme gives a lovely flavour to the broth.

    7. Check that the vegetables are cooked through; you want them tender, but retaining texture.

    8. If you are a fan of olive oil, you can drizzle your soup with a little extra olive oil just before serving

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