Brighten a miserable day with this healthy cannellini bean soup topped with a sprinkling of bacon, just 54 calories per serving. Serve with crusty bread and butter for the perfect lunch.

White bean soup with bacon
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  1. onion 1, finely chopped
  2. carrot 1, finely chopped
  3. olive oil
  4. garlic 1 clove, crushed
  5. white beans or cannellini 410g tin, rinsed and drained
  6. chicken or veg stock 500ml
  7. single cream 142ml pot
  8. streaky bacon 4 rashers, finely sliced and fried until crisp
  9. parsley a few sprigs, fried until crisp
  1. STEP 1
  2. Fry the onion and carrot in a little oil until soft but not browned, add the garlic and cook for two minutes. Add the beans and cook until warmed through.
  3. Push all the ingredients through a mouli back into a saucepan and add the stock and cream, bring to a simmer and season.
  4. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with bacon and parsley.
Adapted from
Adapted from
Abundant Energy //