• Serves 4
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 stocks of celery
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium size zucchini
  • 1 cup of string beans
  • 3 cups of flat leaf kale
  • 3 or 4 medium size potatoes
  • 2 cans of cannellini beans
  • 1 can of good quality plum tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. of beef or chicken bouillon dissolved in water.
  • 1 Tbsp. of chopped fresh herbs like thyme, marjoram, oregano and basil

Preparation Instructions

Minestrone Soup Step 1

1.Clean all the vegetables and chop them in small pieces.

Minestrone Soup Step 2

2.In a large pan/pot heat olive oil and saute the two cloves of garlic over medium heat.

3.Add celery, onions and carrots. Sauté for 7 minutes..

Minestrone Soup Step 3

4.Add the other vegetables and the bouillon dissolved in warm water. Stir.

Minestrone Soup Step 4

5.Add beans, chopped tomatoes, Stir well.

Minestrone Soup Step 5

6.Cover the vegetables with more water.

Minestrone Soup Step 6

7.Season with salt and pepper to taste..

8.Add the herbs.

9.Simmer 1 hour.

10.Spoon the soup into a bowl.

11.Serve with fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.