Cut the bacon into 2 cm strips. Chop the vegetables into 1 cm cubes or small pieces. Mince the garlic.
Pour olive oil in a pot, and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the bacon, and stir-fry. Add all the vegetables except for the potato, and continue stir-frying.
When the onion becomes translucent, add the potato, water, and consomme cubes. Cover with a lid, and simmer over low to medium for 15 ~ 20 minutes.
When the ingredients reach your preferred softness, and the potato is cooked through, turn off the heat. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
Serve in a bowl, and sprinkle parsley to taste. There are 2 servings in the profile picture, and about 3 servings in these bowls.
Story Behind this Recipe
My grandma made minestrone for me, and I felt like cooking it, too. I made it with tomatoes since they are in season now.
You can add more ingredients. I recommend cabbage, beans, etc. If you don't have fresh tomatoes, use canned, but fresh are more delicious. When you stir-fry the bacon in Step 2, it's better to stop right before it becomes crispy.