“ Brand: Asda / Type: Soups „
I often find myself fancying some soup and bread on Sunday lunchtimes, so the last couple of Sundays I have popped to Asda to see what soups have been on offer. Both times I have come back with this Asda's Minestrone Soup.
The soup comes in a clear plastic tub which contains 600 grams of soup. It costs £1.50 although the first time I purchased it, it was on offer for £1 which I thought was quite a bargain. Obviously it is only available at Asda!
The pot states that this is a 'Rich and chunky soup with vegetables, haricot beans, spaghetti and herbs'. The soup is easily cooked, either by emptying it into a saucepan and putting it on the hob, or by leaving it inside the pot and popping it inside the microwave. I cook it in the microwave and it is very simple, and takes only a few minutes. Afterwards you aren't left with yucky pans to wash up, and you just have to rinse and recycle the pot!
The soup has an orangey brown colour and is very thick, crammed full with vegetables. It looks very attractive when put into bowls, especially if you guide the vegetables into the centre as they then gather in a little mound in the middle of the bowl and look very pretty.
The soup has a distinct tomato-ey taste to it that is a bit strong in my opinion, but very pleasant if you enjoy tomatoes. The amount of beans, spaghetti, carrots and peppers is very impressive and means that the soup really feels like a meal and is very chunky and satisfying. I always have a thick slice of bread with the soup and this makes it even more filling.
Half a pot or 300 grams of this soup contains 138 calories, 8.4 grams of sugar, 2.1 grams of fat, 0.3 grams of saturated fat and 1.1 grams of salt. I think this is really low in fats and saturated and although the salt is a bit high, it is still lower than most canned soups.
The pot does not say whether or not it contains one of your five a day fruit and vegetable portions, but by the looks of how many vegetables are in a bowl containing half the pot, I would estimate that each half pot contains at least one portion, if not two.
This is a yummy soup which I would recommend and will definitely be buying again. Asda do some other soups in the same range, including a curry soup and a leek and vegetable soup, so they may be worth a try too.