How to make an easy minestrone soup

At a glance

You Will Need

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 courgette
  • 4 sticks of celery
  • 1 olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 1/2 ltr vegetable stock
  • 400 g chopped tomato
  • 400 g kidney beans
  • 150 g linguine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • large saucepan
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • potato peeler
  • can opener
  • jug
  • ladel
  • garlic crusher
  • tablespoon

Method

To prepare: Peel and slice the onion. Cut the carrot, celery, potato and courgette into small cubes. Peel and crush the garlic.

Fry the onions in the oil until brown. Add the vegetables and garlic and fry. Add the tomatoes and sugar and stir well to combine. Next, add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on the oregano, stirring constantly. Add the kidney beans and bring to the boil.

Break the linguine into small pieces. Once the soup has come to the boil, add the pasta and stir. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked. Taste to check seasoning before serving.

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