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minestrone soup
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Minestrone soup recipe

Minestrone soup packed with vegetables, pasta and some simple ingredients you have in your stock, the whole family will love this for a filling dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Potato
  • 6 Beans
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato
  • ¼ Black eyed peas
  • cup Pasta
  • 2 Garlic
  • 3 cups Vegetable stock
  • Salt - As needed
  • Water - As needed
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan grated

Instructions

  • Finely chop garlic, onion and chop other veggies to small cubes.
  • If you are using tinned bean, then drain and use in the recipe.
  • If using dried bean, soak overnight, cook until soft.
  • I pressure cooked for 3 whistles with a pinch of salt.
  • In a large sauce pan (I used my cooker), heat butter and oil together.
  • Add garlic, onion frying each for a minute in medium flame.
  • Add all the vegetables one by one and frying each for a minute, without changing the colour.
  • After that, add celery and lastly the bean.
  • Add cooked bean and mix well. Pour vegetable stock, bring to boil and simmer the flame to cook the vegetables.
  • Once the veggies are cooked (just right, do not over cook) add salt and pasta.
  • Cook until pasta is done and top with water (add water) every now and then if needed or to get desired consistency of the soup.
  • Season generously with pepper.

Notes

  • Use tiny pasta varieties like Alphabet, Rosoni, Orzo etc. if not you can use macaroni.
  • I used black eyed beans, you can use white or red kidney beans, chickpeas, double beans  as per availability.
  • My carrot, potato, tomato were small in size, so use accordingly.
    The consistency of the soup is purely your choice, so add water while making the soup accordingly.
  • Do not add pasta more than mentioned, otherwise soup may thicken too much.
  • Instead of pasta, you can use rice also. Also any shape of pasta can be used, I used alphabet pasta. So I have mentioned as 3 tblsp. If bigger shaped pasta, use more.
  • Don't forget Parmesan cheese.