Tinned green beans are seasonal as well. French beans are harvested in season and go straight into a tin for you to use later in the year.

Minestrone Soup
Try this easy-to-make vegan minestrone soup for your meat free day!


Heat the oil in a large pan.

Fry the onion and garlic for around 4 minutes at medium heat.
Add the chopped carrots and leek and fry for another 5 minutes at medium heat.

Add the chopped tinned tomatoes, 1litre vegetable stock or bouillon, bay leaves and the canned chickpeas and cook for around 10 minutes. Add the tinned French/green beans and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve with Engevita nutritional flakes on top as replacement for parmesan cheese.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 leek, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1ltr stock or bouillon
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tin French or green beans
  • Engevita nutritional yeast