Donal Skehan dishes up Tortellini Spring Drop Soup in 5 minutes. Tune into RTÉ One at 8:30pm every Tuesday to watch Donal's Meals in Minutes.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 litre good quality chicken or vegetable stock, boiling hot
  • 75g frozen peas
  • 50g asparagus, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, trimed and sliced in 5cm pieces
  • ¼ savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 125g pack tortellini
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

To serve:

  • Pesto
  • Basil leaves
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place a medium pot over a medium high heat and add the oil. Once hot sauté the onion and celery for 1 minute until just tender. Add in the stock and bring to a steady simmer. 

  2. Add in the peas, asparagus, spring onions and savoy cabbage and the tortellini. Cook for a further 3 minutes until the tortellini is cooked and season to taste. 

  3. Serve in deep bowls with a dollop of pesto, fresh basil leaves, shaved pecorino cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.

Per serving; 346kcal (calories), 19g Fat, 3g Sat, 27g carbohydrate, 8g Fibre, 17g

Great source of folate (mainly from cabbage, asparagus & peas)

Great source of Vitamin K.

Vitamin K is essential for healthy blood clotting.


Our food gut bacteria make Some Vitamin K for us but this recipe will certainly boost your levels


is a member of the "cruciferous" family of vegetables, which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
cauliflower, kale, radishes and turnips. It is a nutrient-dense, low-calorie food, containing vitamins,
minerals and phytochemicals. A serving of 80g has 21 kcal. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C
and folate. It is a good source of fibre.