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Delicious Italian Minestrone Soup

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 Simple Italian Italian - desc learn more... Minestrone soup is tasty and very easy to cook. Loaded with pasta, beans and vegetables it is very nutritious and yummy. To give it additional flavor, use fresh and dry Italian herbs. They can make everything better. It is also important to use rich broth. To thicken the soup, use grated parmesan cheese. Add it when the dish is ready as well as pasta. If you add pasta while cooking, the texture of your soup will be mushy.

  Now when you know how to make this Italian dish great, get down to cooking.

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Tomatoes
1 can
25 cals
Broth
5 cups
70 cals
Cheese
1 cup
440 cals
Olive oil
0.25 tbsp
135 cals
Onion
1 pcs
70 cals
Garlic
5 cloves
60 cals
Zucchini
1 pcs
40 cals
Celery
1 pcs
15 cals
Beans
1 cup
420 cals
Pasta
2 cups
335 cals
Paprika
1 tsp
Rosemary
0.5 tsp
7 cals
Salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste
Thyme
to taste
6 cals
Bay leave
1 pcs
Basil
0.5 tsp
Total calories in the prepared dish
1623 cals
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat frying pan with the thick bottom. Add olive oil. Heat it and add chopped onion and celery. Cook everything for about five minutes for the veggies to become soft.
  2. Add chopped or grated zucchini. Sprinkle everything with salt, pepper, paprika and dry rosemary.
  3. Stir everything slowly,
  4. In 1-2 minutes, add canned tomatoes together with chicken broth or beef broth. Add bay leaf and several sprigs of fresh thyme.
  5. Bring your soup to boil. Simmer it for 20 minutes.
  6. Add canned black beans and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  7. When you`re almost ready, add chopped fresh parsley and basil. Remove bay leave.

Serve this dish in middle-sized bowls. Top each portion with pre-cooked pasta and grated hard cheese.

There are several variations of traditional Italian Minestrone:

  •         Cook it without pasta. In this case your dish will be low in calories. You can add more veggies instead.
  •         If you cannot imagine your dinner without meat, add lean beef, turkey or chicken. You can even use the leftovers of grilled or roasted poultry.
  •         Add fresh spinach to make this soup brighter.

 Cook traditional Minestrone soup to your taste. The result will impress you! Bon Appetit!

 

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