Minestra Soup Recipe

Team up this appetizing Minestra Soup with pasta or serve it as is. It is filling as well as tasty.
Minestrone Soup
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Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time3 Hr 20 Min
Ready In3 Hr 25 MinHealth IndexHealthy
Servings3Cuisine
CourseMethod
DishVegetarian
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Onion1 Medium, grated
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Celery1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
 Potatoes1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
 Carrots3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), diced
 Tomatoes2
 Parsley1 Teaspoon, finely chopped
 Green pepper/Red pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced
 Cabbage1 Cup (16 tbs), finely shredded
 Soaked haricot beans4 Ounce
 Green peas2 Ounce, soaked
 Grated cheese2 Ounce
 Boiling water2 Quart
 Oil2 Tablespoon
For parsley crackers
 Fresh butter2 Tablespoon, beaten until fluffy
 Finely chopped parsley2 Tablespoon
 Crackers9

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446 Calories from Fat 219

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g51.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 38.1 mg

Sodium 592.2 mg24.7%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.6%

Sugars 10.2 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A 154% Vitamin C 107.6%

Calcium 32.3% Iron 15.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan, heat oil.
2. Add onions and garlic and cook over a medium flame for 5 minutes.
3. Add the remaining fresh vegetables except the parsley and cook for a further five minutes.
4. Add boiling water, soaked beans and peas.
5. Cook over a medium flame.
6. Season to taste. Cook until the beans turn soft for about 2-3 hours.

SERVING
7. Serve Minestra Soup topped with parsley and grated cheese. You can even serve with Parsley crackers.
To prepare parsley crackers, beat 2 tablespoons fresh butter till it becomes fluffy. Add two tablespoons finely chopped parsley. Spread on cracker biscuits and grill it in the oven until the surface bubbles and colours.
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