Minestrone is a soup of Italian origin made with seasonal vegetables and pasta or rice. This soup often contains tomatoes, carrot, celery, onion and beans. It’s such a lovely and heart-warming soup. And the great part is that there’s no recipe for this amazing soup, so the sky is the limit… It is thick. It is tasty. It is… perfect.
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped carrot
- 2 chopped stalks of celery
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 800g chopped tomatoes
- 1 700 ml chicken broth
- 1 + ½ cups chopped red cabbage
- 1 can kidney beans
- 200g pasta of your choice ( I used homemade basil tagliatelle)
- 4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook for 3 minutes or until onion becomes translucent.
- Add mince garlic and dried herbs (basil and oregano) and cook until garlic is fragrant.
- Add tomatoes and chicken broth, reduce temperature, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add chopped cabbage and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Add kidney beans and pasta and cook until the pasta is tender.
- Serve hot with olive oil and grated parmesan cheese.