Minestrone Soup

Recipe Categories: Italian

Minestrone Soup

SERVING SIZE – 3

INGREDIENTS:

  • Penne Pasta – 1 cup
  • Vegetable stock – 2 cups
  • Onion [M] – 1 number
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree – 1 cup
  • Zucchini [Medium] – 1 number
  • Yellow Squash – 1 number
  • Carrot [Medium] – 1 number
  • Celery – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Basil leaves – few sprigs
  • Red kidney beans – ¼ cup (cooked)
  • Chick peas – ¼ cup (cooked)
  • Crush Black pepper – to taste
  • Italian seasoning – to taste
  • Red chili powder (optional) – 2 pinches
  • Spring onion – for garnishing
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Minestrone Soup Ingredients

PREPARATION:

  • Cook the penne pasta separate as per the instruction in the box (i.e. 8-10 min in boiling water).
  • Soak the chick peas and red kidney beans overnight and cook it in the pressure cooker and keep it aside.
  • Take a large pan and heat the oil. Add the chopped onion and when it is translucent, add the chopped garlic and sauté until raw smell is gone.
  • Add the tomato puree and cook it until raw smell is gone. Then add the red chili powder and pepper powder and mix it well.
  • Add the chopped veggies, few basil leaves and salt and mix it well. Add the vegetable stock and some water to mix it well. Cover it with lid.
  • Bring to boil and reduce heat, cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • And add the cooked pasta, chick peas, red kidney beans and Italian seasoning. Mix it well. Cook all together for last 5 minutes. Now you can adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • The consistency should be not too watery or too thick. It should be in the medium.
  • Garnish it with spring onion and some basil leaves.
  • Serve it hot with toasted bread.

Note:

  • You can use any kind of pasta variety (Macaroni, Ditalini etc…)
  • Instead of fresh basil you can use dry basil as well.
  • Add the cooked beans and chick pea’s water while boiling the soup.
  • You can use any bean variety (eg: – Cannellini beans/White beans etc…)
  • Canned beans are also fine.

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