Hearty Meatless Minestrone Soup

Hearty Meatless Minestrone Soup
  • Type
    Soups and Stews
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Savory
  • Course
    First
  • Estimated Time
    41 Minutes
  • Served
    Hot
  • Yield
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • Onion
    Onion
  • Celery
    Celery
  • zucchini
    zucchini
  • Carrot
    Carrot
  • Parsley
    Parsley
  • Tomato
    Tomato
  • string beans
    string beans
  • Beans
    Beans
  • Oregano
    Oregano
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Water
    Water
  • pasta
    pasta
  • Basil
    Basil
  • Salt
    Salt
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Celery (stalks; thinly diced)
  • 1 Zucchini (medium; chopped)
  • 1 Carrot (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons of Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (15 oz. can; diced)
  • 1/2 cup of String beans (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup of Beans (any white variety; canned, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon of Oregano (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 6 cups of Water (or veggie stock)
  • 1/2 cup of Pasta (any small-sized variety; uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon of Basil (dried)
  • Salt (to taste)

Directions

This recipe offers nature's best. White and string beans provide a hearty dose of protein and fiber for healthy digestion. Tomatoes and zucchini are both great for preventing heart disease and inflammation thanks to their richness in potassium. Carrots' vitamin A content, on the other hand, supports eye and skin health. This flavorful minestrone soup will satisfy all your cravings in a wholesome way!

  1. Over medium heat, sauté onions until soft.(3 minutes)
  2. Mix in zucchini, carrots, celery, and green beans, and cook for 3 minutes.(3 minutes)
  3. Add water or veggie stock, tomatoes, beans, and the spices. Mix well, cover the pot, and bring it to a boil.(5 minutes)
  4. When it boils, lower the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.(20 minutes)
  5. When veggies are tender, add pasta and cook until it softens, stirring occasionally.(10 minutes)
  6. Serve immediately with fresh parsley.