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French bean soup

by Christina Julia

French bean soup

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 550g/1lb 4oz canned cooked
  • cannellini beans, drained
  • 400ml/14fl oz vegetable stock
  • 125ml/4fl oz white wine
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 100g/4oz mozzarella cheese, grated


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan
    over a medium-high heat. Add the
    onion, celery and garlic, and
    sweat for 5 minutes until soft,
    stirring frequently.
  • Add the remaining ingredients
    except the cheese, and bring the
    mixture to the boil. Reduce the heat
    and cover the pan, then simmer for
    10–15 minutes.
  • To serve, remove and discard the
    rosemary sprigs. Ladle the soup
    into warm bowls, and top each
    serving with a little of the cheese.

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