EASY VEGAN MINESTRONE SOUP

This easy soup is perfect for weeknight meals when you want something quick but still hearty and healthy. It’s great for cleaning out the fridge and pantry too! Switch up the veggies with anything you like such as chopped zucchini or green beans, up to 3 total cups.

EASY VEGAN MINESTRONE SOUP

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 large white onion, diced, approx. 2 cups (300 g)
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 3 carrots, chopped, approx. 1 heaping cup (150 g)
  4. 2 ribs celery, chopped, approx. 1 cup (125 g)
  5. 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes the juices
  6. 4 cups vegetable broth
  7. 1 tsp each dried basil and oregano
  8. 1 1/4 cup uncooked pasta of choice such as whole wheat bows or rotini (85 g)
  9. 1 19 oz can kidney beans, drained and well-rinsed (approx. 2 cups cooked beans, 330 g)
  10. sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  11. optional, 2 handfuls of fresh spinach or chopped kale

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Add the onions, garlic, carrots and celery to a 7.5 qt. soup pot and cook over medium heat in 2-3 tbsp of water or broth for 10 minutes, stirring frequently and adding water as needed if it starts to dry out.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, herbs, broth, beans and pasta and simmer lightly until the pasta is tender, approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the kind of pasta you use.