Quick and Tasty Soup

It was a Friday again and I was going to prepare some lunch when I found a stray tin of mixed beans, helpfully already in a spicy tomato sauce. I know, I can already hear all of you Twickenhamites  saying yuck and bemoaning the use of tinned beans!

Anyway Just check this out! Yes indeed……

However the mighty mixed beans were a joy to the taste. Complimented as they were by several fresh ingredients this was a great Friday lunchtime soup with a smooth and creamy consistancy.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 595 (149 calories per serving) 


  • 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil (olive oil will do)
  • 1 tin of mixed beans with spicy sauce
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pepper (I used yellow)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 tbsp of mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 vegetable stockpot
  • Add hot water to (level 1 in the soupmaker the higher one)


  • Put all ingredients in the soup maker and set to smooth
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minute’s or so, then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water, for a thicker soup add less water.

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