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Winter Soup Recipe: Minestrone Soup

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

– 2 cups diced potatoes
– 2 chopped tomatoes
– 2 cups chopped celery
-1 cup sliced pumpkin or carrot
– 1 cup sliced zucchini
– 1 cup chopped onion
– ¼ cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
– 1-1½ cups cooked kidney beans
– 2 tsp salt-free seasoning
– 12 cups cold water or Massel vegetable stock
– 100gm wholemeal macaroni
– ½ cup chopped parsley or chives for garnish

Parsley Sauce:

– 1 cup fresh parsley
– 1½ tbsp dried basil
– ½ tsp salt-free vegetable seasoning
– 2 tsp crushed garlic
– 2 tbsp pine nuts

Method:

– Dice the potatoes and chop the rest of the vegetables.

– Heat saucepan, add half the oil and the vegetables, beans, seasoning and water.

– Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Alternatively, pressure cook for 15 minutes.

– Combine all ingredients for the sauce and blend until smooth. Set aside.

– Add the macaroni and cook till tender (about 10 minutes). Stir in sauce, remaining oil and serve with garnish.