LighterLife low calorie recipe: Provençal vegetable soup with pesto

February 28, 2014 - Recipes

Provencal Vegetable Soup extendedPacked full of natural goodness, this classic light  low calorie soup recipe from Provence is 
a great way of getting your 5-a-day. And it’s simplicity itself to make, using a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs for added taste.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Serves: 2
Per serving:
130 kcal
6g protein
22g carbs
2g fat



  1. Put the carrots, new potatoes, celery and garlic in a large saucepan. Add the hot vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook gently for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the spring onions, tomatoes, courgettes, green beans and herbs. Leave to simmer for another 15 minutes, or until all the vegetables are cooked and tender.
  3. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and ladle the hot soup into two serving bowls. Swirl in the pesto and serve.