Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone Soup



Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

When it comes to comfort in a bowl, few dishes can rival the wholesome goodness of Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone Soup. This delightful medley of flavors and textures tells a story of nourishment and warmth that’s perfect for any season. With a symphony of fresh vegetables, rich broth, and aromatic herbs, this minestrone soup offers not only a delicious meal but also a journey through taste and tradition.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup small pasta
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onion, chopped carrots, and celery. Sauté until vegetables are softened.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Pour in diced tomatoes and drained kidney beans. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour in vegetable broth and add dried oregano and basil. Bring the soup to a simmer.
  5. Add small pasta and diced zucchini. Cook until pasta is tender.
  6. Stir in chopped spinach and let it wilt into the soup.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone Soup hot, garnished with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

A heartwarming blend of vegetables, beans, and pasta, this Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone Soup is a delightful and nutritious choice for any meal.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220, Total Fat: 5g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 8g, Protein: 10g

As you savor each spoonful of this minestrone soup, you’re not just indulging in a dish – you’re embracing a tradition of wholesome goodness. Whether enjoyed on a chilly winter evening or as a light summer lunch, this recipe brings people together, offering a taste of comfort and a reminder of the beauty found in simple, nourishing ingredients.

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