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Easy Minestrone Soup – get those veggies in!

Let’s Do this! Let’s get those veggies in with this Easy Minestrone Soup!

So first up Easypeasylemonsqueezy Easy Minestrone Soup – get those veggies in! We need to make a big batch of this  – loads of veggies and very filling, not creamy but super tasty! It’s cold today! I LOVE THIS SOUP.  For me its the best Minestrone Soup Recipe eva! x

I will be having this for lunches and will pop at least 3 portions in the freezer for those days where I need some warm filling food! #HEALTHYEPLS. It’s also a great one to make with those left over ‘fridge vegetables’ you know the ones I mean, lurking at the bottom of your salad and veggie draws.

Freezing it is also easy and I tend to do this and it’s great for a work lunch in the office or at home.

I do feel a bit smug when i pitch up at the microwave with my homemade soup and everyone say – that smells amazing! And do you know it’s so much cheaper to make your own that buy those chilled ones!

It’s so tasty and so easy – a meal in a bowl and it’s so good for you…. it’ll keep that tummy full of all the good stuff!

Have a go and let me know how you get on and please do drop me a comment below, I do so love receiving your comments xxx

 

Other Easy Soups

Soups – I have loads of them! I’ve mentioned a couple below but if you write ‘soup’ in the search box and hit go! You’ll find them all 🙂

And if you like this soup then I think you’ll also love my Spring Vegetable Soup why not go have a look. I do have a lot of soup recipes as I so love soup! Oh and if you are being super good and following the Slimming World Program then have a look at my Roasted Butternut Squash & Tomato soup! It’s sweet garlicky and free!!

Thanks, big love

Cx

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil / or Frylite if you’re being super good
  • 3 sticks Celery, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 Small red onions or 1 large, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 leek or 6 baby leeks, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large or 2 small potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 – 2 Cloves garlic, peeled and crushed ot chopped very finely
  • 100g mushrooms, chopped into small pieces
  • Handful of green beans, chopped into small lengths (I forgot to buy mine 🙂 )
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes, or I used tinned cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/4 pints water – with 1 Vegeable stock cube, crumbled in it
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato puree
  • 50g Dried Soup pasta, or any small pasta
  • Handful torn basil leaves or any other herbs you fancy
  • Salt & Black pepper

Preparation Method

  1. In a large saucepan add the olive oil – place on a high heat on the hob
  2. Add all the veggies and garlic, except the chopped tomatoes and herbs
  3. Fry for approx 5 minutes, stirring
  4. Next add the tin of chopped tomatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes and tomato paste
  5. Then add the stock
  6. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for approx. 8-10 minutes
  7. Then tip in the soup pasta and simmer for 8 minutes or until soft
  8. Fnally add the herbs – stir and season to taste
  9. If your soup is thick  (it will thicken on cooling) simply add some more water
  10. Dig in and enjoy! AND no you don’t need that bread 🙂
  11. (To freeze – let the soup cool and divide into portions in small plastic boxes, then pop in the freezer)
  12. Use as required – Ill be having mine for lunch at the office.

Comments

Susan says:
Yes it's Easypeasylemonsqueezy tastes scrummy xx
Mandy B says:
Made this at the weekend - it was quick and easy to make and tasted yummy, but no surprises there! Didn't quite have all the ingredients in the fridge so improvised a little. x
    Clare x says:
    thanks for the comment Mandy - yes you can use almost anything x
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Margot says:
It looks very good, perfect for today's gloomy weather. Mini pasta shells were always my favorite... since childhood :)
    Clare x says:
    Thanks Margot I love this soup - guilt free :-) thanks for commenting Cx
Paula J says:
Forgot to post I'd done this last night! Makes loads! Two more lots in the fridge ready for work lunches :) packed full of goodness thanks for another great recipe! xx
Jo of Jo's Kitchen says:
This sounds yummy! Thank you for linking to #SuperSoup
Angela says:
I love minestrone & this recipe looks fabulous! Looking forward to trying it, Pinned :-)
Honestmum says:
Wow that looks epic!