Tuesday, 9 March 2010


I've got one last soup recipe for you. Spring is coming, but it's still a little cold out there, so soups should not be banished just yet. This minestrone recipe is fabulous. So fresh, so tasty and most importantly, so so filling!! There's quite a lot of chopping involved but it's worth it. And if you make a big batch, you can freeze individual portions, which is really quite handy.


  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 celery sticks, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into small dice
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2L vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can butter or cannellini beans
  • 140g spaghetti, snapped into short lengths
  • 1/2 head savoy cabbage, shredded


  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the chopped carrot, onion, celery, garlic and potatoes. Cook on a high heat for 5min until softened.
  • Stir in the tomato puree, stock and tomatoes. Bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer, covered for 10min.
  • Tip in the beans and pasta, then cook for another 10min. Add the cabbage for the final 2min.

(Recipe from Good Food here)

Oh and by the way, I forgot to tell you (but I'm sure you eagle eyed readers have already noticed!) I've added a new link at the top of my blog. If you click on My Recipes, you'll get a list of all the recipes I've blogged about with links back to the relevant posts. Just to make it easier for you to find your favourite recipes! :-)


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The Curious Cat said...

Hmmmm I would love some of this right now - it looks so hearty and filling! xxx

Diane said...

Ive never made Minestrone so I am going to have a go at this. xxx

kelly said...

that is my kind of soup! it looks deelish and i'm going to try it out this week for sure. thanks for sharing your tried and tested recipes! xX