How To: Make Chunky Minestrone Soup


created at: 10/19/2012

In keeping with comfort foods I’m going to show you how to tackle a perennial favorite of mine, Minestrone, which is derived from the Provençal dish, Soupe au Pistou.

You get to flex your muscles a bit as this dish contains fresh herbs, which I covered earlier this week in my how to grow your own windowsill herbs post.


(Serves 4)

1 onion (chopped)
2 sticks of celery (chopped)
2 large carrots (diced)
2 russet potatoes (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
Handful of winter greens (chopped)
1 can of chopped tomatoes (14 oz or 400g)
1 cup of pasta shells
2 cans of chicken broth (33 3/4oz or 1L)
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Basil pesto
Olive oil

Step 1: Place a large pot on a medium heat, add onion, celery, carrots and potatoes to the pot with a splash of olive oil and cook for 8-10 minutes. Continue Reading