Traditional Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:

1 can of whole tomatoes

1/2 can of kidney beans rinsed

1/2 can of  navy beans rinsed

1/2 zucchini

1/2 carrot

1/2 potato

1 stalk of celery

1/2 onion

5-6  spinach leaves

1/2 cup cooked macaroni

Olive oil

2-3 cups Water/Broth

For seasoning:

Salt per taste

Pepper per taste

Italian herb seasoning mix per taste

Method:

Chop all the veggies. Grind the whole tomatoes (save few whole tomatoes)

In a pan add all the  veggies except zucchini & spinach. Add 2 cups water or broth.

Cook it for 10-15 mins till veggies are half cooked.

Add Kidney beans, navy beans, olive oil, italian seasonings & tomato puree to the soup.

Crush the remaining tomatoes with your hand & add to the soup.

Let it simmer for 10-15 mins. Add zucchini & spinach.

Cook till all veggies are soft.

Add macaroni,salt & pepper. Check for seasonings. Simmer for 1-2 mins.

Serve hot with garlic bread.

P.S: You may have to add more water/broth as the soup cooks.

You can add or subtract veggies per your taste.

By Poonam.R

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