A flavoursome vegetable soup suitable for syn free at slimming world!
In a large saucepan, dry fry the onions until they start sticking to the pan, then add a splash of water. Repeat a couple of times until the onions are starting to change colour.
Add the celery and leek and allow to cook until slightly browning, adding more water if necessary.
Stir the passata in, then add the water, cover and allow to cook on a medium heat for ten minutes.
Carefully add the courgette, cabbage and green beans, cover and cook for a further five minutes.
The rest of the ingredients can now be added - yellow pepper, carrots, paprika, basil, oregano, garlic, black pepper and salt. Mix everything together, cover and cook on a low heat for a final ten minutes.
Check the thickness of the soup is as desired (add a bit more water if you want it thinner, cook for a bit longer if you want it thicker). Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.