Rustic Italian Minestrone
If there’s one soup that embodies the heartwarming essence of Italian cuisine, it’s the Rustic Italian Minestrone. This classic soup, with its rich flavors and hearty ingredients, takes you on a culinary journey through the rustic countryside of Italy. Picture yourself sitting at a cozy farmhouse table, surrounded by the aroma of simmering vegetables and savory herbs, while indulging in a bowl of this comforting delight.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup small pasta (like ditalini)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté until onions are translucent.
- Add carrots, celery, and zucchini. Cook until vegetables are slightly tender.
- Stir in diced tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and add kidney beans and pasta. Simmer until pasta is cooked al dente.
- Season with dried basil, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
- Serve hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
A soul-soothing, hearty soup perfect for chilly evenings, Rustic Italian Minestrone combines fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta in a flavorful broth.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 220, Fat: 5g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 8g
Make this Rustic Italian Minestrone soup to experience the authentic flavors of Italy right in your own kitchen. With every spoonful, you’ll be transported to the rustic charm of Italian villages, savoring the essence of traditional Italian cooking. Buon appetito!