Minestrone soup recipe

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Minestrone is a famous Italian vegetable and pasta soup, easy to make and ready in under 20 minutes.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes, Serves: 4 


2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 medium sized zuchini, cut in 1 cm cubes
1 can (about 1 cup) cannellini beans
3 to 4 fresh sage leaves
2 to 3 fresh bay leaves
1 cup baby pasta (any kind of small sized pasta)

Olive oil
Parmesan cheese


In a cooking pot over medium heat add the olive oil, onion and garlic and sautee for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the zuchini to the cooking pot and cook over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the sage leaves, bay leave and cannellini beans and enough water to just cover all the ingredients by 1 inch.

Add the pasta and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Serve hot drizzled with some olive oil, garnished with slices of Parmesan cheese and a toasted slice of crusty bread on the side.
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