Easy Minestrone made with Tomato Juice

Easy Minestrone made with Tomato Juice

Even if you don't have tinned tomatoes, you can make tomato soup by substituting with tomato juice. This healthy soup is packed with vegetables.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Onion, carrot
1/2 each
Kabocha squash
Asian sweet potato
Cabbage, shiitake
3 leaves, 3 mushrooms
2 cloves
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Tomato juice, water
300 ml each
*Soup stock cubes
1 teaspoon
to taste


1. Cut all the vegetables into 1 cm pieces.
2. Mince the garlic and gently fry in olive oil.
3. Add the carrots and onions, and cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent.
4. Add all the vegetables except the sweet potatoes, and cook until soft.
5. Add the water, tomato juice and all ingredients marked *. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook for about 30 minutes.
6. Add any vegetables that become soft quickly (such as sweet potatoes) at the end. It's ready when the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
7. Add Parmesan cheese and/or parsley if you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had tomato juice that I wanted to use up, so I tried making soup with it. This is really good for you since it has tons of vegetables in it. Cooking the vegetables slowly really releases their flavor.