Courgette & Butter Bean Soup

with Black Pepper Croutons

This soup is a real winter warmer, quick and

easy to throw together, peppery and packed with goodness, pop in a flask, head outside and enjoy.

1 tsp Olive Oil

1 Large Spring Onion

1 Stick of Celery

1 Chunk, appx 2" Courgette

Half a Can of Butter Beans, drained

3 Radish, sliced

150ml Veg Stock

Pepper

For the Croutons

2 Slices of a day old crusty loaf

Olive Oil

Black Pepper

Soup

Heat the oil in a small pan, dice all your green veg and add, stirring on a gentle heat until softened, add your butter beans, stock and sliced radishes, allow to bubble gently until the beans are heated through, finish with a good grind of pepper.

Croutons

Heat your oven to 180oC Fan

Chunk you bread and spread out onto a non stick baking tray, coat but don't soak, the slightly dried, crusty bread chunks with the olive oil, give a generous grind of black pepper and pop into the pre heated oven for appx 10 minutes or until golden.

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