Veggie Minestrone Soup

Healthy Mondays are back my friends!

Sorry I was a bit disconnected lately!

I know it’s spring here! But a warm filling soup is always good for rainy evenings!

I suggest today a totally veggie soup but still really filling and full of vegetarian proteins.

There are a lot of Minestrone soup recipes. Each italian family has its own recipe. The idea is to mix vegetables  cut in dices, tiny soup pastas, and of course a mix of  pulses  (I bought mine in a packet at my organic food store: chickpeas, lentils, peas, beans…).

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Veggie Minestrone Soup
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Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup of mix pulses
  • ½ cup of tiny pastas
  • 2 veggie stock cubes
  • 1 small container of tomato paste
  • Herbs: thyme, basil, rosmarin
Instructions
  1. The day before or in the morning for diner, soak the mix of pulses
  2. Cut all the vegetables in small dices.
  3. Put everything except pastas in a stewer.
  4. Add 2 liters of water.
  5. Let the soup cook itself for a long time on low heat.
  6. I said a long time. Like 1 hour or even more.
  7. When the veggies and legumes are cooked, add pastas and let them cook for a few minutes.
  8. And Voilà!

 

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I love the kind of recipe that can be modified based on what you have in your fridge and cupboards. It’s also adaptable depending on seasons. Feel free to add any spices and herbs you have.

If you’d like it richer, just add a spoon of sour cream in your plate. It will be delicious.

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Enjoy the good  healthy food!

 

  • This soup looks delicious and it’s just perfect for the cooler autumn evenings we are finally starting to experience. Yum!

  • It’s getting cold outside but we’ll soon warm ourselves up with this, it looks soup-er! Perfect dinner for Meatless Monday!

    • Yeah right! happy meatless monday! I’m heading to Romania with lufthansa airline. wish me luck! I hate planes! xx

  • What a perfect, simple and I’m sure tasty soup. I just happen to all those ingredients in my cupboard…..so guess what’s for dinner tomorrow night? Thank you. xx

    • Let me know what did you think of it. hope you enjoyed!xx

      • Sorry for such a late reply – my computer was being repaired and I needed to purchase a new one, so have been « off-line ». Yes I did make the soup and it was sensational. My family loved it….thanks again. Enjoy summer. Winter officially starts here tomorrow. xx

  • Looks yum Cathy!! xxx

  • Looks so nourishing and perfect for chilly evenings.

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Mmmm minestrone is the best! I love the herbs you’ve chosen… so yum!

  • I love minestrone soup and that’s exactly what I do, just throw in whatever I have on hand. #fabulousfoodiefridays

  • Kate it’s been raining buckets in my part of the world. I was only saying to my boss at work today how much I’d love to be eating soup for dinner tonight! Mmmmm I’m thinking a big batch of your soup would be just deliciously perfect for this weather!
    Thanks for coming to party with us at FFF’s!
    Have a gorgeous weekend lovely lady xx

    • I saw that on your IG! Omg, so much water! Is it always like that at this period of the year? SO soup time! xx

  • Yummy! After the weather we have had the last few days this is the perfect meal! I love a good minestrone soup! Xx

    • And you could use rice instead of pastas if you want a no gluten soup or maybe quinoa? xx

      • Thats a great idea. I don’t mind eating the odd bit of gluten, but quinoa sounds like a yummy idea as well!

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