There is great comfort to be had from a cup-a-soup – especially if made fresh from scratch
1 mug vegetable juice (such as V8 or tinned tomato soup)
40g tinned borlotti beans
60g frozen vegetables
15–20g vermicelli noodles
to serve – all optional
A drizzle of pesto
1⁄2 tbsp parmesan shavings
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 Pour the juice or soup into a mug and then add the borlotti beans, vegetables and noodles. Heat in the microwave on high for 2–3 mins. Alternatively, bring the mixture to boil in a saucepan on the hob. You want to heat it enough to cook the noodles and frozen veg thoroughly – around 4 mins.
2 Serve topped with a drizzle of pesto, parmesan shavings, fresh parsley leaves and chilli flakes, if using.
Taken from Pimp My Noodles by Kathy Kordalis (Hardie Grant).