Italian Minestrone

Minestrone is a famous Italian thick soup made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes. Italians used for cooking minestrone only those vegetables that can be bought at the local market at the moment.

Ingredients

  • vegetable broth (or meat broth) 1 liter
  • pasta (or rice) 3 oz.
  • zucchini (or pumpkin) 1 pcs.
  • carrot 1 pcs.
  • potato 1 pcs.
  • red onion 1 pcs.
  • tomatoes 1 pcs.
  • broсcoli 3 oz.
  • celery 1 pcs.
  • garlic 1 clove
  • fennel 14 bunch
  • basil leaves 12 bunch
  • olive oil 5 tbsp.
  • bay leaf 1 pcs.
  • oregano 12 tsp.
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • bread (optional)

Directions

  1. Fry the finely chopped garlic and onion in olive oil.
  2. Add the coarsely chopped carrots, celery and zucchini.
  3. Add diced potatoes and tomatoes, then pour in vegetable broth.
  4. Add the oregano, bay leaf and cook slowly for about 15 minutes, or until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the pasta, broccoli and cook for another 10 minutes. If necessary, add water.
  6. Add fennel and basil leaves and stir. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  7. Serve with a slice of bread.