Friday, 16 November 2012

Homemade Minestrone Soup

I failed at coming up with ‘good’ food for lunch this week AGAIN, however I was out sick monday and Tuesday, so I really only failed on two days because for todays lunch I have me some minestrone soup! Smells amazing, cant wait till half one!!

I got the recipe off a colleague, but as always I tweaked it a wee bit! 

The smells that surround the kitchen whilst cooking this one are mouthwatering!

You could always have this as a easy dinner too!

What you will need:
2 vegetable stock cubes
1 courgette
2 tomatoes
1 can of chopped tomatoes
2 tblsp mixed Italian herbs
½ swede
2 carrots
2 small onions or 1 large
850ml water
1 can cannellini beans
3 oz (one cup) of macaroni pasta or any small pasta
1 tblsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
Large pot

Before you start:
Chop all the veggies in to bit size proportions
Peel and chop the tomatoes (trick for peeling them, leave them in boiling water for a few mins and skin comes away a lot easier)
Mix your water and veggie stock
Drain the beans
Measure out your pasta

Get started:
Heat the oil in the pan and gently sautee the veggies for 2-3 mins
Add the water & vegetable stock mix
Add the can of tomatoes
Add the 2 tblsp of mixed herbs
Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 mins
Add the beans, pasta and tomatoes.
Allow to gently simmer for a further 15 mins (or until pasta is soft)
Add salt and pepper to your taste

Et voila!

Serve and enjoy!!! Or pop into your lunch box and bring to work!!

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