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Minestrone Soup Soup Recipe for Soups

One of the most delicious and nutritious soups is the well-known minestrone soup. Ideal for a light lunch during winter, minestrone will not disappoint anyone.

Minestrone soup

Ingredients (Serves 4 people)

7 cups of water

1 can diced and peeled tomatoes

2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 peeled and chopped carrots

2 small chopped onions

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

2 tablespoons of fresh thyme

1 tablespoon of fresh oregano

2 cups of cooked pasta

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 cup of fresh spinach

2 tablespoons of salt

1 tablespoon of white pepper

2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Put the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the potatoes, the tomatoes, the onions, the carrots, the oregano and the garlic powder. Slowly, add the water. Using medium-high heat, bring to boil. After the first 15 minutes, reduce heat to low and cook slowly for another 30 minutes, adding and stirring half of the salt.  Add the  spinach, half of the Parmesan cheese and the pasta and cook some more, for about 5 minutes.Towards the end, add oregano and the thyme as well as the rest of the salt.

Last but not least, add the rest of the Parmesan cheese.  If there is any olive oil left sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese a bit to give a more intense taste.

Notes

Black pepper can give more intense taste than white pepper, but, if it is used, the quantity should be less. Specifically, that means that half a tablespoon of black pepper should be used. Basmati rice can be used instead of pasta, in the same quantity. It is very important to use only olive oil for minestrone, as any other type of oil will not give the same results.




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