My mother in law taught me this recipe – it is the simplest soup recipe you will ever see but a tasty and filling meal! The kind of soup that is easy to make just before pay day when there is nothing in the fridge and only a tin of beans in the cupboard!!
This is the first soup I ever made and still make it today.
Ingredients – Serves 2 or 4 as a starter
Tin of Butter Beans
1 – 2 cloves of Garlic crushed. ( depending on size)
Small onion chopped finely
I also add 2 small sticks of celery and occasionally some chilli to spice it up and a magi cube for extra seasoning or half a chicken oxo but it can be made without.
Lightly fry the onions (and chopped celery and chilli if using) in a little oil until going soft and then add the garlic and fry for a further 2 -3 minutes on a low heat.
Drain the butter beans but keep the liquid.
Add the butter beans to the pan and squash with a fork and cook with the onions and garlic for a few minutes.
Add salt and pepper and then the reserved water from the butter bean can and stock cube if using.
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes adding more water if it gets too thick.
Blend until smooth, check the seasoning and serve with a hot crusty roll with butter!
You may also want to sprinkle with a few chilli flakes if you like a bit of spice.