Tuscan Bean and California Prune Soup

Makes: 4Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 400g can cannellini beans
  • 400g can butter beans
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 125g California Prunes cut into quarters
  • 1/2 Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 850ml good vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • seasoning


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion until softened.
  2. Add the garlic and beans, stir into the onions and cook for a minute before adding the tomatoes, California Prunes, cabbage and stock.
  3. Finally add the rosemary and some seasoning, mix together well and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10–12 minutes, until the cabbage is just cooked.
  4. Divide between 4 shallow dishes before serving.