Minestrone soup is the ideal way to start a hearty meal; alternatively it's so jam-packed with the goodness of vegetables that it could even serve as a whole meal by itself!

You can also try other wholesome soups like Lentil and Vegetable Broth or Vegetable and Noodle Soup .


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Minestrone recipe - How to make Minestrone

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1/2 cup shredded cabbage
4 tbsp chopped celery (ajmoda)
1/2 cup cooked macaroni or any small whole wheat pasta
1/2 cup cooked rajma (kidney beans)
1/4 cup boiled green peas
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup boiled green peas
2 tbsp oil
salt and to taste

For The Stock
2 tbsp moong (whole green gram) dal
3 large tomatoes , cut into big pieces
salt to taste

For The Garnish
4 tbsp grated processed cheese

For the stock

    For the stock
  1. Wash the moong dal and add the tomatoes to it.
  2. Add 5 cups of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  3. When cooked, blend to a puree, strain and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the cabbage and celery and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes
  2. Add the stock, green peas, tomatoes, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the macaroni, rajma, peas and tomatoes and simmer for some time.
  4. Serve hot garnished with cheese.

  1. For a sweeter taste, 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce could be added to the soup at step 3.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy226 cal
Protein18.8 g
Carbohydrates28.8 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A433.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.6 mg
Vitamin C36.1 mg
Folic Acid37.1 mcg
Calcium126.5 mg
Iron2.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium13.3 mg
Potassium208.2 mg
Zinc1.1 mg


 on 07 Jun 20 01:57 AM

Tried this recipe today and turned out amazing. Plus all the ingredients add a nutritive value with the right balance of good taste.
 on 03 May 13 04:57 PM

Nice healthy and filling vegetable soup which can make a meal by itself. The stock lends a lovely flavor.