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Addictive Minestrone Soup

Addictive Minestrone Soup

A simple, veg-packed soup that you won't ever get tired of eating. Though it seems like there are a lot of ingredients to gather, most of them are store cupboard staples

Ingredients: 5 generous bowlfuls

♡Onion
1/2
♡Celery
1 stalk
♡Egg plant
1
♡Carrot
1/2
♡Kabocha squash
70 g
Cabbage
about 150 g
Bacon
35 g or more
Garlic
1 clove
♥Diced canned tomato
1 can (400 g)
♥Red wine (or water)
50 ml
♥Water
350 ml
♥Soup stock cube
1
♥Bay leaves
2
♥Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Pepper
small amount
Toppings:
parmesan cheese, oregano, parsley, etc.

Steps

1. Roughly puree the canned tomato in a blender.
2. Cut the ♡ marked ingredients into 1 - 2 cm cubes. Cut the cabbage into 3 cm pieces. Cut the bacon into 1 cm wide strips and mince the garlic.
3. Gently fry the garlic in olive oil (not listed in ingredients) until fragrant, then add the bacon and onions. Cook until the onions are translucent.
4. Add the ♡ marked ingredients except the onions and sauté until the eggplant is cooked though.
5. Add the cabbage and all the ♥ marked ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low-medium and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring continually.
6. Simmer for 20 minutes, and you have a delicious soup.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family are crazy about soup, veg-packed minestrone in particular. This soup gets great reviews from our friends, too.