Satisfying Veggie-Packed Minestrone

Satisfying Veggie-Packed Minestrone

Picture yourself on a crisp autumn day, surrounded by the comforting aromas of a simmering pot of Satisfying Veggie-Packed Minestrone. This hearty and nutritious soup is a celebration of vibrant vegetables and wholesome flavors. From the first spoonful to the last, this minestrone promises to warm your soul and nourish your body.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup small pasta
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, carrots, celery, and cook until softened.
  2. Add the minced garlic, zucchini, and yellow bell pepper. Cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Pour in the diced tomatoes and vegetable broth. Stir in the cannellini beans, green beans, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the small pasta and continue to simmer until the pasta is tender.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve the minestrone hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Satisfying Veggie-Packed Minestrone is a hearty and nutritious soup filled with a medley of colorful vegetables, tender pasta, and aromatic herbs. This comforting dish is perfect for chilly days and provides a satisfying and wholesome meal for the whole family.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 8g

As you savor each spoonful of this Veggie-Packed Minestrone, let the flavors transport you to a cozy Italian kitchen. With its delightful combination of fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, and nourishing broth, this minestrone is a testament to the joys of simple and hearty cooking. Whether you’re enjoying it as a light lunch or a comforting dinner, this recipe invites you to embrace the beauty of wholesome ingredients and the warmth they bring to your table.