Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Italian Veg. Minestrone Soup - Under 30 Mins

Know What You Eat: The temperature is dropping day by day and you feel like having something hot & soothing. A one pot meal where I can incorporate vegetables, pastas, & beans with some toasts of wholewheat Italian bread and a bowl of fresh garden salad..Ahh dinner in no time. My addiction and highly kid friendly so watch out...Italian Veg. Minestrone Soup there is no fancy chef's legerdemain involved, only good vegetables fresh or frozen and 3 secret ingredients to put this soup together. Check the recipe...


Recipe: Italian Veg. Minestrone Soup - Under 30 minutes


  •     3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth OR Water
  •     1 Big tomato, diced
  •     1 Tbsp Tomato paste
  •     1 Medium Potato
  •     1/2 C Kidney or Navy beans, soaked overnight & pressure cooked
  •     1 Carrot, peeled and chopped (fresh or frozen)
  •     1 Celery stalk, chopped (fresh or frozen)
  •     1 medium onion, chopped
  •     3 pods garlic, chopped
  •     1 tsp dried thyme
  •     1/2 tsp dried sage
  •     2 bay leaves
  •     1 C cooked small shell pasta
  •     1 medium zucchini, chopped (fresh or frozen)
  •     2 C coarsely chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)
  •     2 Tbsp grated rennet free Parmesan or Romano cheese
  •     Basil sprigs, garnish, optional
  •     Salt and ground black pepper
  • In a large pot, combine all the ingredients except the cheese & pasta. Simmer over low heat for at least one hour, or until vegetables are tender. If using frozen veggies, cook for 15 mins. Stir whenever required.
  • In another pot bring water to boil and add pasta pasta. Cook pasta according to instruction on the box.
  • Remove bay leaves and season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  • Garnish with basil, if desired.


Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks really taste and yummy..perfect for cold climates

Julie said...

Delicious n yummy soup..

Erivum Puliyum

Az said...

Looks very colorful and rich. Nice Click!

Rachana said...

That is such a flavourful and delicious Soup!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome looking soup. Wonderfully prepared.

Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

wow... looks so mouthwatering...ur clicks r so amazing !

Madhavi said...

Minestrone soup looks drooling, ahhhh love it :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

under 30 min certainly caught the eye! The pix is gorgeous too... I make the same, with no tomato paste, but it takes way too long. Have to try yours...

revathi said...

Soup looks yummy... It is indeed very easy and tasty..;)
Perfect for the home cooked food that the soul yearns..

Shanthi said...

Delicious looking

Priya said...

Super comforting soup..loving it.

chitraj.hegde said...

The soup looks awesome...lovely for this winter...good recipe,,

Prathima Rao said...

Lip smacking soup!!! and easy to make version too!!!And under 30 mins? Bcoz it requires an hour to simmer the veg ;)
Prathima Rao
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SkinnyMommy said...

This looks so great (especially with a big crusty piece of bread for dipping!)

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious and tempting clicks ....

Angie's Recipes said...

The soup looks soul-warming, flavourful and tasty!

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