Boxing Day Soup



Serves: 6

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes


1 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp thyme leaves

1 large potato, peeled and cubed

500g, leftover vegetables, roughly chopped

1.2 litres turkey or veg stock

400g tinned flageolet or cannellini beans, washed and drained

1 tsp chopped fresh chives

Salt and milled pepper


  1. Fry the onion gently for a few minutes in the olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme and potato, fry for another minute before adding the leftover vegetables and stock.
  3. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Blend it all up until it’s smooth. Put the mixture back on the heat, add the flageolet beans and chopped chives, and season with salt and milled pepper.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with warm crusty bread and softened butter.