4/1/13

Minestrone soup

I am a huge fan of soups. When I say huge, really huge. I can just love of various soups for all the three times of the day and feel very happy about it . Every time I visit an Italian resto, I so look forward to have Minestrone Soup. I  feel its is a meal on its own. It is packed with proteins and nutrients. And has a lot of Veggies in it. Without any further wait. Here is my version of the soup which I made for dinner and served it with some Garlic Roll, baked by my friend 


Ingredients




2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

1 1/2 cups green beans

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup diced tomatoes

6 cups Vegetable Stock

1 cup kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup pasta

1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese




Method

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high 

 heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 

4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add 

the celery and carrot and cook until they begin to 

soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the green beans, dried 

oregano and basil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to 

taste; cook 3 more minutes.

Add the diced and crushed tomatoes and the 

vegetable stock to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce 

the heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes. Stir 

in the kidney beans and pasta and cook until the pasta 

and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Season 

with salt. Ladle into bowls and top with the Parmesan 

and chopped basil.







15 comments:

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very nice...

Harini R said...

Same here, I go to Olive Garden only for the soup!! Lovely soup!

preeti garg said...

Awesome recipe.. I love pasta and noddles in recipes.

Priya Suresh said...

Love this super filling soup, weather is too chilled here, prefect evening dinner for me..

Manju said...

Filling soup love the color.

Chef Mireille said...

one of my faves also

Nisha said...

A very gratifying and healthy filling! Good one.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Healthy soup & love the color & texture.

Pavani said...

Healthy and delicious minestrone soup.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is one of my favorite soups. love your clicks :)

Rajani S said...

Minestrone soup is a meal by itself! Hope you are feeling better now!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Have never tried this soup. But it looks so nice and filling too...

Archana said...

Awesome soup. Its too hot to eat soup now but will make this in the rainy season. Hope u are better now.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

hope u okay now, soup looks nice n tempting

Foodiliciousnan said...

Minestrone soups are so herty and filling. I've only recently started to like this and am actually waiting to try it on my own once. Must have paired beautifully with the garlic rolls

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