Carina Contini recipe: Minestrone soup

We all have reasons to be grateful, so take a moment to let the people in your life know how you feel with this wonderful recipe for minestrone soup, writes Carina Contini

Published: December 28, 2015
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1 Finely chop all the vegetables to the same size.

2 Heat the oil in a large soup pot, add the whole clove of garlic and heat to release the flavour.

3 Add the tin of tomatoes and squash them to make a smooth sauce, then cook for about 10 minutes until glossy.

4 Season with salt, add the vegetables and the oregano. Add about 1 litre of water and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for about 45 minutes.

5 Add the macaroni and cook this in the soup before serving. Sprinkle the cheese on the top.

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  • 1 tin Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1 litre water
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 peppers (one red, one yellow)
  • 1 small cabbage or head of broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 160g short cut macaroni (optional)
  • a handful of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • salt and pepper
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