Minestrone soup is a very healthy soup packed with good nutrition and apt for people of all age groups. Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 medium sized Carrot, 1 medium sized Zucchini, 1 medium sized Potato, 6 cloves chopped Garlic, 1 chopped Onion, ¼ cup green peas, 1 inch stalk Celery, ½ stalk Leek, 4 French Beans, 12 Fresh Basil Leaves, 3 medium sized Tomatoes, 1 ½ tbsp Vegetable Oil, 2/3 cup Tomato Puree, 2 ½ tbsp Macaroni, Salt to taste, ½ tsp White Pepper Powder, ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese, 2 ½ cup Vegetable Stalk

Recipe:

  1. Cut carrot, zucchini and potato into half inch cubes. Cut celery, French beans and leek into half inch pieces.
  2. Blanch tomatoes, peel the skin off, cut into half and remove the seeds and cut into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add carrot, leek and celery and cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Now add the rest of the vegetables and tomato puree. Also add half of crushed basil leaves and vegetable stalk and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Add macaroni, salt, white pepper powder and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Garnish with the remaining basil leaves and grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve piping hot.
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