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Monday Morning Cooking Club Minestrone

Minestrone Our Way – Quick Prep, Slow Cooked, Super Delicious, Really Simple

We’ve fallen in love with this minestrone. It is such a simple recipe – but the long cooking time provides a beautiful richness and depth of flavour.

If it is too thick towards the end of cooking, add some more water. If you would like to add some small pasta shapes (like risoni), do so at the same time as the lentils along with an extra cup of water. And don’t forget to season to taste at the end – it’s really the most important step. If you prefer other veggies, you can add or substitute whatever takes your fancy. Think broccoli, pumpkin, potato, corn, squash, cauliflower…

Serve with crusty bread on the side and a hefty sprinkle of parmesan.

Monday Morning Cooking Club Minestrone
A wonderful , nourishing and healthy soup that will satisfy every winter craving.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8people 15minutes 2 3/4hours
Servings Prep Time
8people 15minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4hours
Servings: people
Servings: people
  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the leek and celery and cook for 5 minutes until slightly softened.
  2. Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper and stir through for a minute or two.
  3. Add the carrots, zucchini, cabbage, kale and stock/broth. Stir well to combine. Add the parmesan rind and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down and simmer for 90 minutes or so.
  4. Add the lentils and beans and cook for an additional hour or until the soup is a richer colour and the vegetables are soft and sweet. Season once again with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve with grated parmesan.
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4 Responses to Monday Morning Cooking Club Minestrone

  1. Y August 21, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Looks delicious! Just wondering what the ingredient is that you need “1/2 teaspoon freshly ground” of? I think you forgot to write it! Thanks

    • Lisa Goldberg August 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

      Oooops!! Thanks for letting us know…black pepper!!
      We were just checking if anyone was reading the recipe 🙂

  2. Sharon December 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    This is the best minestrone I have ever made thank you for the recipe

    • Lisa Goldberg December 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

      Hi Sharon, we are so happy to hear that!! Happy cooking x

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