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Meatball & tomato soup

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Get three of your 5-a-day in one serving with this healthy, low-calorie tomato soup. The addition of meatballs and giant couscous means it’s filling, too

Ingredients

  • 1½ tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 100g giant couscous
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 12 pork meatballs
  • 150g baby spinach
  • ½ small bunch of basil
  • grated parmesan, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a saucepan. Fry the onion and peppers for 7 mins, then stir through the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 1 min. Add the tomatoes, giant couscous and veg stock and bring to a simmer.

  • STEP 2

    Season to taste, then add the meatballs and spinach. Simmer for 5-7 mins or until cooked through. Ladle into bowls and top with the basil and some parmesan, if you like.

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