Minestrone Soup Story

This Italian Minestrone Soup is an incredibly hearty soup, loaded with a variety of fresh veggies, protein-rich beans, and red lentil pasta. This soup is wholesome, extremely flavorful, and appropriate for various dietary needs.

Heat up a medium dutch oven or heavy bottom large pot over medium heat. Add oil and once it's hot saute celery, carrots, and onion.

Season generously with salt and pepper. Saute 2-3 minutes and add garlic. Saute for 3 minutes more. 

Follow with zucchini, Italian seasonings, and red pepper flakes. Saute for 2 minutes.

Follow with red and white beans, crushed tomatoes, pasta, bay leaves, vegetable juice, veggie broth, and water. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

Stir in the fresh spinach and peas (or fresh green beans). Remove from heat and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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