Lemony white bean + greens broth

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 1 bunch (around 200g) cavolo nero, leaves removed from the stalks
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 500ml organic chicken bone broth (sub for vegetable stock for plant-based version)
  • 1 x 400g can (240g drained) butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus more to garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Sea salt

Black pepper

2 tablespoons creme fraiche (optional) to serve (omit or sub for plant-based version)

Method

Heat a large pan over a medium heat and add the oil. Add the leeks and sauté for around 5 mins until softened. 

Prep the cavolo nero by holding the end of the stalk on each leaf and pulling downwards on either side to remove the leaves cleanly. Chop into smaller bite size pieces.

When the leeks have softened add the tomato paste, cumin, paprika and chilli flakes and cook for around a minute. Then add the garlic for another minute. 

Add the bone broth, beans and a couple of generous pinches of sea salt and bring to a simmer for 15 mins. Stir in the cavolo nero and simmer for a further 5 mins. Adding in a little extra water if you need to thin slightly. Stir in the parsley, chives and lemon juice.

Divide between bowls.

Finish with an extra drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkling of chives and a tablespoon of creme fraiche (if using). Serve with crusty sourdough on the side.