Feeling a little under the weather? Need a simple, healthy and delicious pick-me-up? This basic homemade vegan soup may not look like much but is has that fantastic noodle soup quality; it makes you feel good inside. Full of vitamins, minerals and protein this is a simple, quick and easy soup; great for throwing together after work.
If serving to little ones chop the veggies nice a small and use an alphabet or animal soup noodle; here I used small spirali pasta. I used Promite as the vegetable extract but you could use Vegemite, Marmite or any vegetarian vegetable extract spread and for the beans I used a tin of three bean mix, but use whatever cooked or tinned beans you like.
Serve as is with crusty bread or topped with your favourite cheese. Enjoy!
Preparation time: 20mins
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 brown onion, diced
- 1 red chilli, diced (optional)
- 3 large carrots, diced
- 2 stalks of celery, diced
- small bunch of fresh thyme, diced
- 200g (7 oz) beans (butter, kidney or chickpeas)
- 1 tbs vegetable extract (such as promite or marmite)
- 1 L (1 quart) vegetable stock
- 500ml (1 pint) water
- 150g (5oz) pasta
Heat the oil in a large saucepan; add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until soft.
Add the diced chilli, carrot, celery and thyme; toss well and cook for a further 1-2 minutes; add the beans and toss well.
Add the vegetable extract, stock and water. Bring to a gently boil.
Add the pasta and continue to simmer over a medium heat for 10-15minutes until the pasta is al dente (tender).
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as is or topped with your favourite cheese and a side of warm crusty bread.
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