April 1, 2012

Italian minestrone soup

There are all sorts of ways to make minestrone soup but as long as you keep a few things in mind, you will be safe. So remember, this is a traditional italian thick soup full of all sorts of vegetable, it's almost like a liquid vegetable stew, so feel free to add whatever veggies you have left in the pantry.
It's originally a vegetarian meal, but if you wish so, you can add beef or chicken cut in small cubes.

What you need is:
  • 1 finely chopped white onion
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 table spoon of dried oregano
  • 1 table spoon of dried basil
  • 1 table spoon dried parsley
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 diced potato
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • 100 grams green beans
  • 2 deseeded zichini cut in small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons canned red beans
  • 3 table spoons canned sweet corn
  • 2 cans of diced pealed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of pasta
  • sunflower oil for cooking the veggies
  • salt and pepper to your taste
In a big cooking pot heat up 4 table spoons of sunflower oil and.... CONTINUE READING

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