Mmmmm Minestrone

Here’s a soupa special recipe for you! Technically its actually more like a stew than a soup, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to use that great pun! My mum is always cooking this at home, and it’s really satisfying in this colder weather.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/2 a tsp minced garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 potato
  • 1 small leek (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp dried herbs
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • 4 cups of vege stock
  • 1/2 cup cooked pasta (spiral works well)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Can of beans or chickpeas (optional)

Method:

  1. Heat oil, and cook onions, garlic, carrots, celery, dried herbs and leeks (if using), for 15 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, potato, vege stock and beans or chickpeas. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and season to taste.

Serve with crusty bread if you like! Enjoy! 

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