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MINESTRONE SOUP

mayurisjikoni
Minestrone Soup is a healthy, hearty, easy to make and comforting Italian Soup. This soup is perfect as lunch or dinner. One can add any seasonal vegetables to it along with some pasta or rice or both.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Meal, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • ½ cup celery stalks chopped
  • ½ cup celery leaves chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter optional
  • ½ cup beans cooked
  • ½ cup pasta
  • 2-3 cups stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • some parmesan or cheddar cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and stir fry till it becomes a bit soft.
  • Add chopped garlic and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the vegetables, mushrooms and celery stalk. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and allow the vegetables to 'sweat" for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and beans. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and allow the tomatoes to cook for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato puree, stock and salt.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the pasta, mixed herbs and celery leaves.. Mix well. Cover the pan.
  • Allow the soup to boil till the pasta is done. This usually takes about 10-12 minutes.
  • Add pepper and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion or fresh herbs.
  • Serve the soup with some cheese and your favourite bread.

Notes

  • Use red or black kidney beans, cannellini, or any cooked beans of your choice.
  • Use fresh herbs if you have any. Add it along with the pasta.
  • Replace the pasta with rice for a gluten free version.
  • For vegan version omit butter and dairy cheese.
  • To 'sweat' vegetables means to cook it covered without any liquid.
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