Italian Vegetable Pasta Soup Recipe


If you are looking for a soup recipe that is rich in vegetables, full of flavor and color, the best Italian minestrone recipe is. The dish is delicious, very filling, and nutritious, prepared from a variety of vegetables with pasta or rice

The recipe is made from simple and cheap ingredients that are adapted according to the seasons. It is very versatile, you can add your favorite combination of vegetables, as well as spices and herbs. This is a thick soup in which the ratio of water to vegetables is close to 1 to 1

Delicious Italian vegetable soup with pasta or rice does not have a fixed recipe. We can choose seasonal vegetables or even frozen vegetables. Grocery stores sell special packages of frozen vegetables for this soup. The pasta to be added is selected in the classic way from the short ones


Ingredients :

1 – onion
1 – stalk of celery
2 – medium-sized carrots
2-3 – cloves of garlic
1 – bell pepper, green
100 gr – pasta
400 gr – chopped tomatoes
1 – bell pepper, red
1 – green zucchini
100 gr – frozen peas
150 gr – green bean pods
1 – sprig of rosemary
30 ml – olive oil
2.5 – liters of water
salt and pepper to taste
a few basil leaves
a few leaves of green parsley
lemon juice

Method :

We start by preparing the vegetables, which need to be peeled, washed, and cut into medium pieces, the size of the pasta used. We put them in very cold water to keep them crispy and leave them there until we add them to the soup. Cold water will keep vegetables crisper even after cooking

Add 2.5 liters of water to a large saucepan and turn on the stove. Let the water boil, then add a teaspoon of salt. Mix with water until the salt dissolves

In a big saucepan or frying pan, heat the oil. First, add the onion and garlic, then the celery and carrots. Sauté the vegetables for 2-3 minutes or until they begin to soften. Stir them with a spatula so that they fry evenly

Then add zucchini and pepper. We also mix them for 2 minutes in hot oil. Then add frozen vegetables and chopped tomatoes. Pour in hot water, then add pasta

Cook the delicious Italian Minestrone for 12-15 minutes, during which time add a sprig of thyme, salt and pepper to taste

After extinguishing the fire, add finely chopped basil leaves and green parsley. When serving, we can also add more herbs for more flavor and freshness. When serving, season the soup with lemon juice if desired

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