Minestrone Soup

Credit:Simply Recipes

(Serves 4 )


  • 1 Tbspn olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock (low salt)
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 can chick peas or red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked shell pasta (or penne or spirals)
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 Tbspn fresh basil leaves, chopped



Step 1.  In a large saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onion, celery and carrots and fry gently until softened, about 5 minutes.

Step 2.   Add garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in tomatoes, stock, spinach, beans and pasta. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 3.  Add zucchini. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more.

Step 4.  Remove from heat and stir in the basil and serve.



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