Basic Minestrone Soup


Basic Minestrone Soup started as the classic “garbage soup.” It was based on the historical idea that you do not go to the store to make minestrone soup, but use whatever you have on hand such as extra vegetables, canned goods, frozen vegetables or leftovers all go into this classic dish. 

Basic Minestrone Soup

soup pot and lid 

Shopping List
olive oil 
sweet yellow onion
clove garlic
can stewed or fire roasted tomatoes 
tomato paste 
bay leaf 
celery salt 
water (or vegetable stock) 
elbow macaroni or your favorite noodle
frozen peas 
fresh marjoram and rosemary 

Basic Minestrone Soup

Saute the diced onions by heating a few tablespoons of olive oil in the soup pot, over medium heat, and add onions, stirring occasionally until soft. In the last minute of cooking, add the minced garlic. 

Add tomatoes to the pot, cover and simmer on low for another 5 minutes. Add the diced carrots and water, then bring to a boil. Add the tomato paste, bay leaf, and celery salt and cook until the carrots are slightly softened.

Finally add macaroni (or your favorite noodles) and stir often, making sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan as it cooks. After the noodles are cooked, add in kale, peas and salt to taste. Cook for another minute or two until the kale and peas are heated through.  

Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with herbs, lemon zest and pepper to taste. 

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