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Minestrone Soup
« on: August 20, 2016, 05:30:04 am »
Minestrone Soup
Serves about 6-8
Ingredients
50 g EVOO
3 short cut bacon pieces, or you can use any bacon
Ĺ sliced leek
1 small carrot, chopped
1 brown onion
2 sticks chopped celery
250g shredded savoy cabbage
60g frozen peas
 a can of borlotti beans, drained and rinsed, I used chick peas
1 potato cubed
1 small zucchini, cubed
1 small tomato, chopped
Preparation
I cut the vegetables by hand as I wanted the soup chunky. It didn't take me  long.
Place onion in bowl and blitz on speed 4 until the size you want.
Add chopped up leek and EVOO and bacon that has been chopped.
Cook Varoma,  :-:, speed 2 with the MC off approx. 5 minutes. Mine did need a bit more.
Add the carrot and celery. Approx 5 minutes Varoma, :-: speed 2.
Add cabbage, frozen peas, potato, zucchini and tomato.
Varoma 5 minutes,  :-: speed 2.
Add approx. 1 litre of water and your favourite stock paste. If you have a T 5 you can add about another 250ml of water.
Cook at 100,  :-:, speed 2/3 for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.
Add seasoning and the borlotti beans. Cook another 5 minutes
You can add about 100g Arborio rice if you like it thicker. Take care it isn't too much for the bowl.

This is a lovely soup. I have adapted it from a recipe in the Women's Day
« Last Edit: August 21, 2016, 02:56:09 am by cookie1 »
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Re: Minestrone Soup
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 01:14:16 pm »
Yum this looks great , will try making some soon . Rice would be a great change .

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Re: Minestrone Soup
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 01:41:31 pm »
Thanks for the recipe Cookie. :-*
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Re: Minestrone Soup
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 03:07:42 pm »
It sounds very nice cookie.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 02:57:00 am »
Photo added at last. I had to fight the bowl from DH as he ate the last of it.
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Re: Minestrone Soup
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 01:52:33 pm »
Made this tonight, it was very good. Here are some tweaks I will try when I make it again. 

Reduce the EVOO to 30gm and add 20gm butter.
Leave out the fresh tomato and add a can of crushed tomatoes with the stock and water, reduce the water to compensate for the extra volume of the tinned tomatoes.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2016, 04:20:22 am »
Sounds good DD. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
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Re: Minestrone Soup
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 08:34:55 am »
So you use potato instead of pasta, cookie? I wonder how it would go with pasta shells.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2016, 09:31:13 am »
I think you could put anything you wished in MJ. Pasta would be fine. Would you still put the rice in?
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Minestrone Soup
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2016, 12:45:10 pm »
DH wanted some Borscht the other night. I used this recipe and added 3 chopped up Beetroot. It was really nice. You do need to be very careful that you don't go over the 2 litre mark though.
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Minestrone Soup
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2017, 01:01:12 pm »
We had this for dinner last night with Pita bread and then the left overs for lunch today.
I only added one Beetroot this time.
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Re: Minestrone Soup
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 06:31:08 am »
Made this today before going shopping.  Added extra veggies and some frozen tomatoes from the freezer.  A very tasty soup.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 12:05:14 pm »
I'm pleased you like it Margaret.
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