Minestrone Soup Recipe

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 Updated 14/01/2016

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The very well know Italian soup that combines numerous ingredients to create a delicious and filling dish.


  • 2 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 4oz (1/2 cup) haricot beans
  • half a small cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon rice or 2 tablespoons pasta
  • 2 tablespoons green peas
  • pepper and salt
  • 2 potatoes
  • 4 pints vegetable stock
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • grated parmesan cheese
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Prepare all the vegetables and dice them finely.
  2. Fry the onion gently for a few minutes in the olive oil, then add all the other vegetables.
  3. Stir and then add the stock.
  4. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add the rice or pasta and continue to simmer until it is cooked.
  6. Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


Yeah iv tried a simular recipe to this and it really works. For me anyway. I think if you are vegaterian or vegan then it is a good alternative. Very tasty, try it!!!!


#1 - dale - 11/25/2008 - 13:34
thank you, I finally have a recipe with just stock and no meat. When I prepare it, I will let you know about the flavor. It is for company from Romania.
#0 - Margaret Watson - 03/17/2008 - 20:12
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