Tenderstem®, Pancetta & Butterbean Broth

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A warming soup with a salty edge to it, thanks to the pancetta. Here, the Tenderstem® brings some crunch to the softer texture of the butterbeans.


This warming hearty broth will go down a treat on a chilly day. It’s also a nice dish to take to work with you for a lovely alternative to an expensive deli sandwich lunch.

  • 5 minutes preparation
  • 10 minutes cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g diced pancetta
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 x 400g tins of butterbeans, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 650ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 200g Tenderstem® cut into 3-4cm pieces
  • 1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and then gently fry the pancetta until it is lightly golden. Add the garlic and leeks and fry for a further 5 minutes until the leeks are softened.

  2. Stir in the drained butter beans and bay leaf. Pour in the stock and bring to a simmer. Using a potato masher, roughly mash the butter beans, keeping some whole but creating a thicker broth consistency.

  3. Add the Tenderstem® and Dijon mustard, and cook for 5 minutes, until the Tenderstem® is tender. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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