Minestrone soup

1
Total Time
50 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
35 min
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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