How to Make Minestrone Soup? – Viji’s Food Recipes – Italy Soup Recipes


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Minestrone Soup



Ingredients:

White Kidney beans –  3 tbsp

Butter  – 3 tbsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1/2 tsp

Tomatoes   – 2  (peeled and chopped)

Pepper   – 1/4 tsp

Garlic  – 1 glove (chopped)

Grated Cheese  – 4 to 5 tbsp

Water  – 2 litres (approximately)

Bay leaves – 2

Elbow Macaroni – 2 tbsp

Celery – 2 stalks (chopped)

Wash the following vegetables and cut them as given:

1/2 small cabbage, shredded finely

1 small carrot, scrapped and diced

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 leek diced

1/2 medium turnip, peeled and chopped

1 tsp basil, chopped

1 potato, peeled and diced small piece squash or lauki peeled and diced.

Method:

Wash kidney beans and soak in water overnight.

Boil in sufficient water and cook till tender.

Melt butter. Saute onion, garlic, leek, parsley and basil till brown.

Add tomatoes, celery, potato, lauki, turnip, cabbage, carrot, salt, pepper, sugar and water.

Cook for 50 minutes to an hour.

Now add cooked beans and macaroni and cook till macaroni is tender adding more water if required.

Add half the grated cheese. Simmer for a minute.

Remove bay leaves. Serve in a bowls garnished with remaining grated cheese. A meal in itself.

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