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Tomato Soup with White Beans

Tomato Soup with White Beans

By: Lisa Guy

Cooking tomatoes with olive oil increases the bioavailability of lycopene, making it easier for the body to absorb and utilise.


Servings

3

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2 tins plum tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1¼ cup tinned cannellini beans
  • plus extra, rinsed & drained
  • Pinch sea salt & black pepper
  • 2 thick slices sourdough, cut into squares
  • Pinch Italian herbs
  • Pesto
  • Cannellini beans
  • Shaved parmesan

Method


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Spray sourdough squares with olive oil and season with sea salt and Italian herbs.
  • Bake for 10 mins, toss and bake for a further 5 mins or until golden
  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add olive oil and sauté onions until soft and translucent.
  • Add carrots, garlic and celery.
  • Add tomatoes, stock, thyme and beans. Bring to the boil and then let simmer for 15 mins with the lid on.
  • Remove from the heat and blend into a smooth, thick consistency.
  • Serve topped with a spoonful of pesto, cannellini beans, shaved parmesan and croutons.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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