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Hearty Minestrone Soup

By Mel Tout


Melbourne, VI, AU

 Melbourne, VI

Recipe Level

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

100 Mins




About Recipe

This simple minestrone soup is full of nourishing ingredients and packed full of delicious flavours. A perfect meal for the cooler moths.


5 cups of vegetable stock

1 tin of diced tomatoes

1 medium brown onion

3 cloves of garlic

2 zucchinnis

3 carrots

4 red potatoes

1/2 a cup of cannellini beans

1/2 a head celery

1/4 cup of quinoa

2 teaspoons of chilli flakes

2 teaspoons of oregano

Herb of your choice to garnish the soup

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil

Cooking Procedure


n n Dice the onion and garlic and shop al of the vegetables into small pieces.n n Fry off the onion and garlic in a teaspoon of olive oil until the onion is clear, then add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.n n Add the vegetables except the beans and the potatoes, stirring frequently for two minutes.n n Add the tinned tomatoes and stir through, simmer for 1-2 minutes.n n Add the stock, chilli and oregano, cover and bring to the boil.n n Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.n n After 20 minutes, add the potatoes, cover again and simmer for another 10 minutes.n n Add the cannellini beans and quinoa, cover and simmer for another 10-15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked through.n n Add more salt and pepper until you are happy with the flavour.n n Serve and garnish with your favourite herb.n n Enjoy! Serves 4.nn


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