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Quick bean and pasta soup

  • 18/07/2005
  • Easy
  • 6
  • 30 min

Modern Dalmatian women have mastered preparing many traditional Croatian recipes, the quick and easy way. This is one example.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 70 g bacon (meaty part), cut in cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1,3 – 1,5 L water
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon celery leaf, chopped
  • 400 g brown beans, canned
  • 2 tablespoons tomato concentrate
  • 150 g pasta
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1.
    In hot oil cook the onion and bacon.
  2. 2.
    Mix in garlic and cover with a few tablespoons of water.
  3. 3.
    Add Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder, bay leaf, celery leaf and continue cooking, roughly 10 minutes.
  4. 4.
    While this is cooking, boil some pasta.
  5. 5.
    Cover the onion and bacon mixture with the rest of the water, and add in the beans, tomato concentrate and cooked pasta.
  6. 6.
    Bring to boil and continue cooking for a few more minutes.

Serving

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Tip

To make the soup thicker, separate some beans and puree them. Then mix in to the soup.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 397 / 1.659 - -
Fat g 15,69 - -
Carbohydrates g 49,26 - -
Dietary fibre g 7,43 - -
Protein g 15,20 - -
Sodium g 2,78 0 0
Vitamin A μg 588,72 15 12
Vitamin E mg 7,61 35 35
Vitamin C mg 20,05 27 22
Niacin mg 6,63 47 33
Potassium mg 849,74 23 23
Phosphorous mg 240,30 30 30
Magnesium mg 108,36 36 27

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)