Sunday, May 19, 2013

Easy Minestrone Soup

Simple food is not only good for saving time, but it makes you feel relaxing too. You don't need to prepared anything much, something in your fridge and your cupboard is enough.
Like this soup, it's very easy to make, and all the ingredients are easy to find. You can choose the vegetable that you want to eat more courgette, or less pepper everything depends on you. For the stock, if using stock cubes you may need to taste before adding salt because most of them have salty taste. 
Have this soup for relaxing lunch or light dinner, when you don't want to eat anything much, it's the best choice for me ^^.

Easy Minestrone Soup
Serve 4  


 2tbsp .............................. Olive oil
1 ....................................... Onion, chopped
2-4 ................................... Bacon rashers, diced
2 ....................................... Garlic cloves, crushed
2 ....................................... Celery sticks, finely sliced
200g ................................ Mix vegetable (anything from your fridge, such as courgette (zucchini), carrot, red pepper, small leek, etc.)
750ml .............................. Hot vegetable stock (or water with bouillon cube (stock cubes))
750g ................................. Tinned chopped tomatoes
75g .................................... Spaghetti or linguine, broken into small pieces (or any small pasta)
........................................... Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
For serving
........................................... Green pesto (optional)
........................................... Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and bacon, and cook for 5 minutes until the onion softened. Stir in the garlic, celery and any chopped vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the stock (if using stock cubes, add water and the stock cubes), tomatoes and pasta, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium and leave to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the pasta and vegetables are tender.  Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup into the bowls, top with a spoonful of pesto (if using), and sprinkle with grated  Parmesan.

Easy Minestrone Soup

2 comments:

  1. I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
    And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
    Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
    attempting to use the slow internet :)

    I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
    of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
    animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

    Love you!

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