Minestrone Recipe

Minestrone Recipes

Ingredients :

2 medium onions

2 medium carrots

2 sticks celery

1/2 capsicum (bell pepper)

2 medium potatoes

125g green beans, sliced

1 cup shredded cabbage

4 large tomatoes

2 tsp olive oil

1 cup dried haricot or cannelloni beans

4 cups water

3 bay leaves

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tsp dried mixed herbs or 2 tsp fresh mixed herbs

Method :

Peel and chop vegetables. Heat oil in saucepan. Add onions and cook until lightly browned. Add carrots, celery, capsicum (bell pepper) and potatoes. Cook until lightly colored. Now add green beans, cabbage and tomatoes. Cook until just tender. Add dried beans, water, herbs and lemon juice. Simmer with lid on until beans are tender (approximately 1 hour). Check for flavor and adjust to taste. Serve with wholemeal breadstick.

There are dozens of versions of this soup. This one has all the key ingredients of the classic version. To make this soup into a meal in one, you can add two cups of cooked wholemeal macaroni just before serving. This provides even more carbohydrate.

Serves 4 - 6

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