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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