Classic Minestrone Soup

Classic Minestrone Soup

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 65

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • Olive oil 4Tbsp

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Chopped Carrots 2 medium

  • Celery chopped. 2 medium

  • Tomato paste. 1/4 cup

  • Potatoes chopped 1 medium

  • Yellow squash 1 medium

  • Zucchini chopped. 1medium

  • Peas/Green beans 1/4cup

  • Garlic cloves minced 4No.

  • Dried oregano 1/2 tsp

  • Dried Thyme 1/2tsp

  • Tomatoes diced. 2 medium size

  • vegetable broth/water 4 cups/6cups

  • Salt 1tsp

  • Bay leaves 2no.

  • Red chili flakes 1/2Tsp

  • Freshly ground pepper 1tsp

  • Small shell pasta 1cup

  • Red beans/rajma cooked 1 cup

  • Spinach/kale Chopped 11/2 cup

  • Lemon juice 1tsp

Directions

  • 01

    In big deep pan warm 3tbsp of oil on medium heat.

  • 02

    When oil is warm add onion,carrot,celery, tomato paste and a pinch of salt.

  • 03

    Cook until the vegetables are softened and onions turn translucent(7-10minutes),stir in between.

  • 04

    Add all the chopped vegetables except chopped spinach/kale, garlic,oregano and thyme.

  • 05

    Cook for 2 minutes,stir frequently.

  • 06

    Add in the diced tomatoes and broth/water.

  • 07

    Add salt(as per taste),bay leaves, freshly ground pepper and chili flakes.

  • 08

    Turn heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil,than partially cover the pot with lid and reduce heat .

  • 09

    Simmer on medium- low heat for 15 minutes.

  • 10

    Remove the lid and add pasta,beans and chopped spinach/kale.

  • 11

    Continue simmering, uncovered for 20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

  • 12

    Remove the lid and add pasta,beans and chopped spinach/kale.

  • 13

    Continue simmering, uncovered for 20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

  • 14

    Remove the pot from the heat,than remove bayleaves.

  • 15

    Add lemon juice and 1Tbsp of olive oil.

  • 16

    Adjust salt and pepper as per your taste.

  • 17

    Serve soup with bread.

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