super easy leek and cannellini bean soup

Serves 4 -6 | Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 2 medium leeks rough ends removed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • pinch of thyme (don’t we all just want a pinch more of that?)
  • 1 can cannellini beans (400 grams, drained and rinsed)
  • 3 cups chicken or veg stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup of chopped parsley (optional)
  • salt & pepper

1. chop leeks length ways then finely slice. 

2. Heat oil and butter in a deep pan, then add leek. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add garlic and thyme and cook another 2 minutes.

3. add stock and beans, and simmer for 10 mins.

4. remove half the soup and vitamise. Combine back together. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Stir through parsley and a few handfuls of fresh baby spinach if desired.