Italian Minestra ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

Italian Minestra ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

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‘minestra’ means soup in italian. This italian delicacy refers to a bubbling pot with many ingredients that are simmered into a thick soup. In this version, we’ve retained baked beans and spaghetti- the authentic ingredients and supplemented it with the use of assorted vegetables and spices. It is a good idea to keep the soup boiling on a stove, if you are having a party, and ladling the soup into bowls. Serve with grated cheese and parsley.

Italian Minestra ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) recipe - How to make Italian Minestra ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery (ajmoda)
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped potatoes
1 cup thinly shredded cabbage
1 vegetarian seasoning cube
salt to taste
1/4 cup spaghetti
1/4 cup baked beans
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, french beans, carrots and celery and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and bayleaf and bring to boil, while stirring once in between.
  3. Add the tomatoes, potato and cabbage, seasoning cube, salt and spaghetti, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 8 to 10 minutes, or till the spaghetti is cooked.
  4. Add the baked beans and pepper, mix well and simmer on a slow flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy141 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates15.7 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat7.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A348.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C39.2 mg
Folic Acid24 mcg
Calcium61.1 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium74.3 mg
Potassium176.8 mg
Zinc0.6 mg