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Summer minestrone with bacon

Summer minestrone with bacon
British bacon and seasonal veg add a fresh twist to this Italian classic
Serves 2  / 
Prep 12 Mins  / 
Cook 18 Mins

Ingredients

• 4 rashers Co-op British smoked rindless streaky bacon
• 1/2 tbsp Co-op olive oil
• 1 leek, finely chopped
• 1 stick Co-op British celery, finely chopped
• 1 courgette, finely chopped
• 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
• 400g can Co-op chopped tomatoes
• 500ml vegetable stock
• 50g Co-op spaghetti
• 100g baby spinach leaves
• 100g shelled Co-op British peas
• Freshly ground black pepper
• Serve with Parmesan shavings and basil leaves (optional)

Method

1. Fry the bacon in a pan with the oil until crispy, chop and set aside
2. Add the leek, celery, courgette and garlic, and cook for 10 mins
3. Pour in the tomatoes and stock, and bring to the boil
4. Break the spaghetti into the pan and simmer for 8 mins
5. Stir in the spinach and peas and simmer for 3 more mins, then add the bacon
6. Season with pepper and serve with the Parmesan and basil, if using

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