White Bean Soup With Hazelnut Pesto Recipe

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White Bean Soup With Hazelnut Pesto
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  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 sticks celery
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 1/2 liters chicken stock
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 150 g hazelnuts
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 150 ml oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 50 g parsley


  1. Soak the beans overnight. The next day, sweat the veg in the light olive oil over a low heat. Add the chopped rosemary and bay leaves.
  2. Drain the beans and add to the pot with the bicarbonate of soda. Pour in the stock and top up with water - the liquid should rise four inches over the beans.
  3. Bring to the boil, skim the surface, then simmer for around two hours until the beans have wilfully collapsed.
  4. Make the pesto. Roughly blitz the hazelnuts and walnuts. Pour half of the olive oil in a pan on a low heat. Add the nuts and garlic.
  5. Slow fry for 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Once the nuts have coloured, add the chopped herbs and chilli.
  6. Infuse for 10 minutes, then cool.
  7. Pulse in a food processor to a coarse paste. Scoop into a bowl and stir in the rest of the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Once the beans are soft and mush, stir in the extra virgin olive oil and a splash of the vinegar. If you like, you can encourage the beans to break down further with a potato masher. Season extensively.
  8. You can either serve the pesto as a blob on top of the soup, or stir it inches.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 674.22 Kcal (2823 kJ)
Calories from fat 573.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63.77g 98%
Sodium 140.53mg 6%
Potassium 495.55mg 11%
Total Carbs 20.81g 7%
Sugars 4.38g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8.66g 35%
Protein 10.3g 21%
Vitamin C 19.3mg 32%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Calcium 102.3mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 261.33 Kcal (1094 kJ)
Calories from fat 222.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.72g 98%
Sodium 54.47mg 6%
Potassium 192.08mg 11%
Total Carbs 8.07g 7%
Sugars 1.7g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3.36g 35%
Protein 3.99g 21%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 32%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 1.2mg 17%
Calcium 39.6mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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