Minestrone soup

Total Time
0:50
Prep
0:15
Cook
0:35
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
For Italians, minestrone means ‘big soup’ because it’s chock-full of vegetables, beans and pasta. Buon appetito!
Ingredients
  • Onion(s)
    1 large, chopped
  • Garlic
    2 clove(s), crushed
  • Carrots, raw
    2 medium, chopped
  • Celery, Raw
    3 stick(s), sliced thinly
  • Swede
    ½ small, chopped
  • Vegetable stock cube(s)
    2 cube(s), 1.5 L
  • Borlotti beans, cooked
    1 can(s), large, drained
  • Tinned Tomatoes
    1 can(s), large
  • Tomato Purèe
    1 teaspoons, level
  • Dried Mixed Herbs
    1 tablespoons
  • Wholewheat Pasta, dry
    50 g, spaghetti, broken into short lengths
  • Green Beans
    100 g, trimmed and sliced
  • Basil, fresh
    9 leaf/leaves, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Put the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, swede, stock, beans, tomatoes, tomato purée and dried herbs in a large lidded saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Partially cover, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the spaghetti and fine green beans. Stir well, then cook for a further 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is tender. Season, then serve, garnished with basil leaves.

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