Monday, 13 April 2015

eating quorn minestrone: syn free Slimming World vegetarian soup recipe

I'm loving Slimming World (that's me two stone down!), but it seems a bit meat focussed, so I've adapted* some recipes to make them more veggie friendly. Thought I'd share them with you so you don't have to do the same. 

If you're not veggie, you can substitute the quorn for ham or bacon. And a special message for my brother - this is a yummy soup for your flask, and you won't need to eat bread with it because of the pasta. 

Today it's:

Quorn Minestrone

Four servings, and good for freezing.

This is FREE on the current Slimming World regime, I'm afraid I don't know the syn figures for Green, Red, and Original.


2 onions - peeled and chopped up small
2 carrots - peeled and chopped up small
3 celery sticks - chopped up small
2 garlic cloves** - peeled and chopped up small
350g ish passata
900ml vegetable stock
150g quorn chicken pieces (frozen or fridge)
1 tin of Morrisons white bean salad (or similar) - drained
60g dried pasta shapes
4tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
salt and pepper


Place the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, passata, stock, and quorn in a large pan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 15 minutes.

Add the beans and pasta and return to the boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook gently for about 10 minutes.

Add the parsley, season, and remove from the heat. Now you can go ahead and eat it.


*this is adapted from the ham minestrone recipe in the Extra Easy cookbook
** you can substitute this for 1tsp garlic granules, or 3tbsp finely chopped wild garlic leaves (add a couple of minutes before the end)