This delicious Plant Based Minestrone soup is very easy to make and has a lovely fresh flavour. It’s ideal for lunch or as a starter. Why don’t you try serving it with some homemade crusty bread and a green salad? Enjoy!

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Plant-Based Minstrone Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Caroline

Ingredients

  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed then finely chopped
  • 4 celery sticks finely sliced
  • 3 courgettes finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 potato chopped into small pieces
  • 400 g tin of borlotti beans drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 litre Marigold bouillon or similar stock
  • 10 strands of spaghetti broken into one inch long pieces
  • 200 g spring greens chopped finely
  • 4 fresh tomatoes roughly chopped
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put the onions, garlic, celery, carrots, courgettes, potato, bay leaf and oregano into a large soup pot with two inches of cold water. Put the lid on and sweat the veg over a low heat for about 15 minutes - until they start to become soft.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, stock and borlotti beans to the pot with the tomato puree and cook for a further 15 minutes with the lid on, then add the broken spaghetti and spring greens and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  • Check the potatoes are cooked by piercing them with a knife if the knife pierces the potato easily, it's cooked, if it doesn't, you need to cook it for a further five minutes or so.
  • If the soup is too thick, just add some more boiling water or stock to the pot to get it to a consistency you like. Check that the spaghetti is cooked, season with the black pepper to your taste, then ladle into warm soup bowls.
  • Serve on it's own or with a few slices of whole grain bread with sliced avocado and baby plum tomatoes. It makes a wonderfully satisfying lunch or light evening meal.
  • Remember to remove the bay leaf before serving!
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