Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recipe: Minestrone Soup

I've been feeling a little under the weather today. Lack of sleep, a busy weekend at work, and a few semi-stressful things happening have left me a bit drained. So, I've taken to the couch with a massive bowl of this soup, the US Office on Netflix and a pot of green tea. Being productive can wait for another day!

Minestrone recipe

three large carrots, roughly chopped
one large onion, roughly chopped
1/2 savoy cabbage, shredded
2 handfuls of spinach
400g tin of beans of your choice
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
150g small pasta
2l vegetable stock
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano

  • Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the carrots, onion and garlic for five minutes until softened
  • Add the vegetable stock, tinned tomatoes and tomato puree, bring to the boil and then simmer for ten minutes
  • Stir in the tinned beans, pasta and herbs and boil for a further ten minutes
  • Just before you're ready to serve add the cabbage and spinach and cook for two minutes
  • Season and serve

Soup is one of my favourite things to cook. It's so simple, a great vitamin boost and perfect for making in bulk. This one takes about half an hour to make, and I've already had two bowls today so it's definitely delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh I love minestrone, every recipe is different! Yours looks particularly good yum!


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