Hearty Minestrone Soup
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup that usually includes beans or pasta. We like hearty meals here at veg towers so we’ve included both. Organic super greens kale/spinach adds a splash of colour.
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Ingredients you'll need
From your kitchen
  • A few splashes of olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Large frying pan or wok
  • Pan with a lid
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and chop the onion. Trim and peel the carrot. Dice it. Rinse the celery. Trim and thinly slice it. Peel and grate or crush the garlic.

  • 2.

    Heat a splash of olive oil in a pan. Tumble the veg into the pan. Fry for 5 mins till soft and glossy. Season. Stir occasionally. While the veg cooks break the spaghetti into inch long pieces. Fill the kettle and boil it.

  • 3.

    Pour the tomatoes into the pan. Drain the beans in a colander. Rinse them. Add them to the pan. Give everything a good stir.

  • 4.

    Dissolve the stock cube into 500ml of hot water from the kettle. Pour the stock into the soup. Bring to the boil.

  • 5.

    Add the bay leaf and the broken up spaghetti. Stir. Cover.

  • 6.

    Reduce the heat. Simmer for 8-10 mins till the spaghetti is cooked through with a little bite.

  • 7.

    Roughly chop the kale. Pop the kale/spinach into a colander. Rinse it. Dry in a salad spinner or pat dry with kitchen towel. Add to the soup. Push it gently down under the liquid with a wooden spoon. Let it wilt for a min or two.

  • 8.

    Serve the soup immediately in warmed bowls.

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