Italian Minestrone Soup

Sonia cooks a delicious and hearty minestrone soup, a healthy dish that you can personalize with your favourite vegetables!

Ingredients

Leek 150 Gram , chop
Cauliflower florets 150 Gram
Celery stalks 2 Medium
Carrots 2 Medium , dice
Onion 1 Medium , dice
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
Tomatoes 300 Gram , cubed
Zucchini 2 Medium , cubed
Potatoes 2 Medium , cubed
Frozen peas 200 Gram
Pinto beans 200 Gram , drained
Pumpkin 200 Gram , cubed
Parsley bunch 1 Bunch (100 gm) , chopped finely
Basil bunch 1 Bunch (100 gm) , chopped finely
Parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Smoked bacon 40 Gram
Olive oil To Taste
Salt and pepper To Taste
Water 300 Milliliter

Directions

MAKING

1. Start making a mirepoix: take a pot, large enough to hold all the vegetables, heat a little oil, then add the carrot, celery, onion and the garlic, that have been finely diced, When the mirepoix is lightly browned, add the whole piece of bacon the flavour of vegetables is enhanced by bacon fat.

2. In the meantime, prepare the other vegetables - cut the tomatoes into cubes removing the inner seeds, do the same with the pumpkin, the potatoes and the zucchini, chop the leek and cut the cauliflower into small florets, beans and frozen peas and keep it aside.

3. Once the bacon is browned, add the vegetables: pumpkin, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, leek, cauliflower, beans, and peas add enough cold water to cover all the vegetables.

4. When the water comes to a boil, add salt and Parmesan rinds. Let the vegetables simmer gently until cooked.

5. Once the vegetables are cooked turn off the heat, add the chopped parsley, basil, salt and pepper to taste and, finally, drizzle a little oil. The minestrone soup is ready.

SERVING

6. Serve the minestrone soup with toasted bread slices and grated parmesan cheese on the side.

TIPS

You can use any vegetable you like, or include the vegetables in season.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 223Calories from Fat 22

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 192 mg8%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet