Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy and quick vegetarian soup that's a little bit spicy. Vary the chilli powder according to how hot you want it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespon of the oil in a large pan. Add onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves. Cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add chilli powder, ground coriander and ground cumin; fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add drained and rinsed four-bean mix and simmer for 5 minutes, then add shredded fresh basil and season well.
  5. Meanwhile, make the croutons: brush 2 lavash breads with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoned pepper and cut into short 2 cm (3/4 inch wide strips. Bake in a moderate 180°C oven for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden. Serve with the soup.
  6. This recipe freezes well (without the croutons).