Garden Greens And Pesto Soup

Garden Greens And Pesto Soup

I was attracted to this recipe mainly because it contained only four ingredients (cheat’s ingredients perhaps!) and the claim that it took just fifteen minutes to make. Waitrose have a feature in their magazines called “Meal Maths”…with the idea being that four Waitrose products can rustle up a delicious meal.

I was determined to try it out to see if it did actually work. Well, it did not just work – it really was a winning soup. Very quick and easy and flavours we all loved.


  • 1 litre vegetable stock (I would have thought you could try it with broth made up from vegetable stock cubes too)
  • Garden Vegetable Steamers (they come in 4 small 160g packs)
  • Green Basil Pesto
  • 2 tbsps soft cheese (use a plant based version to make this a vegan option)


Heat the vegetable stock in a large pan until simmering.

Add the garden vegetable steamers. Bring to the boil and then simmer for a few minutes unto the vegetables are tender. Then stir in 2 tbsps of green pesto. Remove from the heat and blend until smooth.

Return the blended vegetables and stock to the pan and stir in 2 tbsps of soft cheese. Season well and heat the mixture gently.

Once the soup is heated through serve with a swirl of pesto on top along with some crusty bread.

How incredibly easy and quick and yes, very tasty indeed! It took longer to do the washing up than it did to make this soup!


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