White bean and rocket soup with basil pesto


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      9 hr

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Vegetarian

By Katy Holder

Published 2018

  • About

Cannellini beans are ideal in winter soups for their creamy texture. They have a mild flavour, so for an added boost swirl in a dollop of homemade pesto just before serving.


  • 1 large brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400 g (14


Place the onion, garlic, beans, rocket and stock in a slow cooker. Gently mix until well combined. Cover and cook on low for 6–8 hours.

Purée the mixture until smooth, using a stick blender, food processor or blender. Stir the cream through. Cover and cook for a further 20 minutes, or until warmed through.

Meanwhile, make the basil pesto. Place the pine nuts, garlic and basil in