Minestrone for one

This fabulous hearty soup is a rainbow of colours and packed with Vitamin C


  • one stalk celery
  • 2 tsp chopped red onion
  • one clove crushed or a squeeze of garlic purée garlic
  • a squeeze tomato purée
  • about a cupful chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium carrot
  • 3 or 4 green beans
  • about tbsp red or yellow pepper
  • handful pasta ( macaroni, orzo or penne is great)
  • 200ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper
  • to serve fresh basil
  • grated parmesan


  1. chop all the onions and crush the garlic
  2. chop the celery ,carrot and peppers and place into the soup maker
  3. add a squeeze of tomato purée and the garlic purée ( if using)
  4. throw in a handful of pasta
  5. add the dried herbs and salt and pepper
  6. make up 200ml stock by either using 1/2 stock pot, 1/2 stockcube or use your own stock
  7. replace the lid and select the CHUNKY function and press the start key , this program will take 24 mins The machine will not blend on this program, it will just gently cook the ingredients.
  8. when the program has finished, pour out your lovely piping hot soup. garnish with fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese.