Veggie-Packed Minestrone

Veggie-Packed Minestrone

This is a recipe I learned when I worked in a hotel. It's very tasty and full of veggies.

Ingredients: About 6 servings

3-4 cloves
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Bacon (or ham or sausage)
4 slices
Carrot, medium
Onion, medium
2 medium
Canned tomato (chopped)
300 ml
1200 ml
Consommé bouillon
3 teaspoons (or 3 cubes)
about 1/2 teaspoons
a small amount
Bay leaf
Parmesan cheese
to taste
for garnishing


1. Slice the bacon to 1 cm thick, cut the garlic cloves in half, remove the sprout, and chop vegetables into 1 cm cubes.
2. Put olive oil and the minced or thinly sliced garlic in a frying pan, and fry over low heat until light brown.
3. Add the bacon and sauté (I used ham in the photo).
4. Add the carrots.
5. Then, add the onions, and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness.
6. Sauté until the onions become tender and sweet.
7. Add the cabbage.
8. Sauté the until the cabbage becomes tender.
9. Add the whole tomatoes, bay leaves, and water.
10. Bring to a boil, add the consommé, and skim off any scum that rises to the top. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
11. Add the potatoes at this stage to prevent overcooking to the point of breaking apart. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add salt and pepper to taste.
12. Transfer to individual serving bowls, sprinkle in Parmesan cheese and parsley, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love soup with lots of veggies!