Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hearty Minestone Soup !

Hearty Minestrone Soup !
One of my all time favourite things to do in winter time, is to make big pots of hearty, warm, delicious soups !
Yesterday Kev and I made a big pot of minestone soup, and I do mean a big pot, I always make enough to sink a ship, you cannot have enough soup in winter, you can even freeze some if you wish, but lasts a few days in the fridge .This weather I'm happy to have it for 3 days for lunch and dinner.
onions,(finely diced)
celery,(finely diced)
carrots,(finely diced)
potatoes,(finely diced)
zucchini,(finely diced)
garlic,(finely diced)
tomato puree + water.I used two 700ml bottles of tomato puree
haricot beans soaked over night then cooked.I used 1 &1/2 cups dry.
Dried basil
Dried oregano
fresh parsley,
Bunch of Kale leaves, You can use cabbage
salt to taste.
Fry the first 6 vegetables in a little olive oil for a few minutes , then add tomato puree and water to cover vegetables, when about half cooked add herbs and finely cut up kale,cooked haricot beans,salt to taste, simmer until vegetables are tender . serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, maybe a few slices of crusty bread ...yummo
You can also add pasta or rice.


  1. Oh, I think I might have to make that for dinner tonight. MMMMmm......

  2. Gee I just got done reading anther posting from Aussie who also done some soups.
    But the weather here should be non soup but with our crazy weather it soup weather here too.

    Coffee is on.