Solar Steamed Minestrone Soup Recipe Video

Soups are often boiled to cook. The solar heater cooks the soup ingredients in steam. This appetizing dish appeals taste buds and has an irresistable aroma when fully cooked and served.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time2 Hr 30 Min
Ready In2 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
DishMain Ingredient


 Onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Fully cooked ham1 Cup (16 tbs) (Prepackaged)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Yellow squash1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Grape tomatoes1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Collard greens1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Northern beans1 Cup (16 tbs) (White Variety)
 Spinach1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic powder1 Tablespoon
 Fresh basil leaves1 Teaspoon
 Parsley leaves1 Teaspoon, chopped
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Orzo pasta1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chicken broth2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Red wine To Taste
 Chicken bullion powder1 Tablespoon
 Parmesan cheese1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1409 Calories from Fat 216

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g37.5%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1.7 mg

Sodium 2146.8 mg89.5%

Total Carbohydrates 219 g72.9%

Dietary Fiber 43.4 g173.7%

Sugars 39.3 g

Protein 71 g141.7%

Vitamin A 68.4% Vitamin C 35.8%

Calcium 25.4% Iron 43.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


First sweat onions, celery and bacon. Put them in a bowl and add salt, pepper and olive oil. Place the bowl in a solar heater. In another bowl mix yellow squash, grape tomatoes, collard green, beans, spinach, basil, parsley, pasta, chicken broth and salt and pepper. Mix them well and put the bowl in solar heater. The onion mixture is ready in 30 minutes. After 1 hour of cooking, stir the two mixtures and cook for another 2 hours or till it is well cooked. Garnish it with some parmesan cheese and parsley and serve.

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Editors Review

An aromatic soup made in the solar cooker using a steam method! When fully cooked its an appetizing dish to have. Watch the video for more on how to make this soup.