Minestrone. Italian vegetable and pasta soup recipe

The Minestrone recipe is very versatile, you can add your favorite combination of vegetables, as well as spices and vegetables. You can prepare it according to your taste or according to seasonal vegetables. Special frozen vegetable packs for this soup are available in grocery stores.

You can add pasta or rice for the consistency of the soup, but you can also make it simply, with only vegetables. You can also use beans, but also bean pods. It is a thick soup, in which the ratio of water to vegetables is close to 1/1. Below we propose the recipe for this Italian soup with lots of vegetables and pasta, so you can try it in your kitchen.

Minestrone – Ingredients

  • 30 ml of olive oil
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 thread of leek
  • 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bell pepper, red
  • 1 bell pepper, green
  • 1 green courgette
  • 100 gr of frozen peas
  • 400 gr of chopped tomatoes
  • 2.5 l of water
  • 100 gr of short pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • a few basil leaves
  • a few leaves of green parsley
  • the juice of one lemon.

Minestrone Recipe – Method of preparation

We recommend that you start by preparing the ingredients with which the soup is made. Clean the vegetables, wash them, cut them into large pieces and put them in very cold water. Leave them in cold water until you add them to the soup. Cold water will keep the vegetables crisper, even after boiling.

Boil a pot with 2.5 liters of water. When the water comes to a boil, add a teaspoon of salt. Stir in the water until the salt is diluted.

Put the oil in a saucepan on the stove. Heat and add, first the onions, garlic, celery and carrots, cut into cubes.

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