Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Recipe Keywords: Minestrone, Vegan, Pasta, Vegetable, Soup, Healthy
My Minestrone Recipe Notes
I am in love with this soup. It's simple, flavourful, hearty, satisfying, delicious...you get the idea. There are a lot of variations of minestrone out there, and honestly I can't remember ever having minestrone soup before attempting my own. Vegetables seem to vary between a lot of recipes, so I just went with what I like/was in the mood for. Perhaps there is a way of preparing this soup that is most authentic, and if I have deviated from that, that's ok...because this soup inspired by minestrone, and it is now one of my favourites on my blog. Also, that's not to say that I won't mix up the veg sometime down the road. I'm a big fan of switching things up in all sorts of dishes based on what I have on hand or what's available at the market.
Don't let a slightly longer ingredient list deter you. The prep is simple. Opening a bag of frozen edamame & a can of white beans is quick, shredding kale takes two seconds, opening a bag of pasta and canned tomato, easy.....and most of the cooking time is letting it simmer gently on the stove while you can be doing something else. It's delicious and I hope you try it and love it as much as I do.
What's in my soup?
HOW TO MAKE VEG STOCK/SAVE MONEY/REDUCE WASTE
I always make my own. I don't have a recipe per say, and I'm pretty sure in every soup recipe I talk about this. I have a bag in my freezer that I keep there at all times. When I'm cooking meals over a few weeks, I save scraps of onion, carrot, tomato, mushroom, celery, thyme, parsley, garlic...and just toss it into the bag in the freezer. This can include onion peels, green onions, tomatoes that are past ripe on your counter....I waste practically nothing in my kitchen.
When the bag is full, that is when I decide to make a veg stock. You can make it and freeze it for later or plan soup for your meal prep!
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