easy gluten free minestrone soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

I crave hearty and comforting bowls of soup when the weather turns cold. This minestrone soup is easy, delicious, and very adaptable so you can easily replace a vegetable that is not a family favorite or increase the amount of a beloved vegetable. We eat this soup topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese and slices of grainy bread from our favorite bakery. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetite.

Note: Just like the Coconut Ginger Soup with Soba Noodles, this soup can be served deconstructed for younger children or picky eaters.

Recipe serves 8

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery*, chopped
  • 4 carrots*, chopped
  • 1 bunch kale* or chard*, leaves separated from stems, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste*
  • 28-oz can whole tomatoes*, crushed
  • 2-oz parmesan rind (optional, but adds so much flavor)
  • 12-oz yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed, cut in 1-cm pieces
  • 8-oz green beans*, cut in 1-inch lengths, can use frozen
  • 3 cups cooked cannellini beans or 2 15-oz cans, rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.  Sauté onion, carrots, celery, and chopped kale or chard stalks until onion is translucent and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes
  2. Add sliced garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds
  3. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes
  4. Add tomatoes, already crushed, and scrape up any brown bits that have accumulated on the bottom of the pot
  5. Add herbs, parmesan rind (if using), and 6 cups water and bring to a boil
  6. Add potatoes, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20-25 minutes
  7. Add chopped kale or chard leaves, green beans, and cooked cannellini beans, cook until green beans are tender, about 5 minutes
  8. Discard parmesan rind and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Minimal additional salt will be required if you used the parmesan rind
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*Note: These are vegetables that I choose to purchase organic. Read more on pesticides and produce.

 

2 Comments

  1. This is Zeddy’s favourite soup. I can’t wait to make it……..don’t you know that soup is love in a bowl!

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